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Styrofoam, snacking...uh oh


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Posted by bloggins on May 10, 2003 at 19:34:20:

I was experimenting with with stuff to make a basking ramp out of, until I read a few posst on this forum. Too late, both my adult RES (both are about 6 in in length), they managed to eat a serveral invididual beads of the styrofoam (i picked them up and harassed them each time, so tehy only magaed to swallow a single bead at a time). I have since removed it from the tnak, and went bak to having a rock there.

It's been day three, I havn't seen any tail kicking yet, or any abnormal behaviour, but should I expect constipation? or a serious intestinal blockage? Maybe it'll pass? seeing as these are adults? I have not yet seen signs of stool, I feed on alternating days. They have since had two feedings, a leaf of lettuce, and commercial food/shrimp.

Any remedial solutions? and when should i see vet, if at all.

Thanks



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