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    I'm curious how often people take their snakes to the vet.
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    I only take mine when it is necessary or when I suspect something may be wrong. I definitely don't have a problem with people taking their snakes for checkups....I just don't have the time or money to do so unless it is necessary.

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    i took mine about 3 weeks after i got hom and ill go back next year if i dont think he is ill before then. Always need to check for worms and internal paracites that harm your snake from the inside!!! Plus it only costs $27.50 for a complete checkup here in B.G. That is not too much to pay to make sure your snake is healthy for a year.

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    I haven't yet...but I plan to take both the snake and the beardie for a check-up with Dr. Stahl before I leave this area. For me, it's not so much a matter of money, as a matter of finding the available time to do so.
    -- Judy
    After a very long month of transition, we're finally all together again and mostly settled into our new Virginia home. Missing Petra and Austin like crazy, but finally feeling "home" once more. ~content~

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    When I get a new snake it goes in quarantine (ofcourse!!!) for a couple of months. In that period I take a stool-sample to the vet and if it's necesarry (after the stool-sample check) I take the snake to the vet for a check-up and treatment.
    Every 6 months I bring stool-samples of my snakes to the vet just to be sure nothing is wrong.
    I take Monty to the vet more often because he has a problem with his lungs. So every few months (depending on how he's doing) we check his lungs.
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    Now I'm curious how much vets in other areas charge for a checkup, fecal, etc. I have to pull my receipt, but I'm sure I paid more than $27.50 - good deal bigslimrich.
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    I pay around 15 Euro (around $18 ) for a fecal. But sometimes my vet gives it for free. My check-ups for Monty are almost every time free except when he has to get medication, but then I pay only a few euro. I have a very nice vet who is crazy about Monty (Cheetah as well). She saved his live when he got a bad poisoning and now Monty is the love of her life. That's the reason I don't have to pay so much every time I come by.
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    Here in the Washington DC area check-ups at the vet run around 60-75.00 with the vet I use Dr Stahl being 75.00
    He said he only recommends yearlys unless something wrong
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    I wonder how much Dr. Stahl would charge if I brought in two critters at the same time?
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    After a very long month of transition, we're finally all together again and mostly settled into our new Virginia home. Missing Petra and Austin like crazy, but finally feeling "home" once more. ~content~

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    The vet we went to in Morgantown, WV charged $52 for the initial visit. I think he charged a little less for the second snake, since we brought them both in at the same time, and I think fecals were around $13. He recommended bringing them back in a year for a fecal exam. He said he wouldn't need to examine them again unless we thought they were having problems. He said we should bring them in for their fecal tests so that in case any parasites were found, they could get their weights to calculate the proper medication dosage.

    To be honest though, the only snakes we've taken to the vet are the ones we got from the pet store. We haven't taken the ones we purchased directly from breeders who only feed their snakes f/t food.

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