Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 379

5 members and 374 guests
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 04:30 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

None

» Stats

Members: 70,366
Threads: 244,496
Posts: 2,535,008
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, PantaRhei
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    BPnet Veteran Soterios's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-26-2008
    Location
    St. Peters, Missouri
    Posts
    1,012
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 281 Times in 172 Posts
    Images: 2

    Saint Louis Area Vet Recommendations?

    I have a ball python that has gone on and off with hunger strikes. She's not eating again and I'd like to take her to a vet. I like in St. Peters, so the closer the better. Anyone in the area have a good recommendation?
    -Paul-

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-19-2014
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Saint Louis Area Vet Recommendations?

    I live in O'Fallon and have been told there is one on Hwy K across from the Target somewhere. Also, i believe the Humane Society in Chesterfield Valley still has a vet that sees reptiles. I'll look around the house, i know i held on to her business card in case i needed it.

  3. #3
    BPnet Veteran Soterios's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-26-2008
    Location
    St. Peters, Missouri
    Posts
    1,012
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 281 Times in 172 Posts
    Images: 2
    Thanks. I'd really just like someone to take a look at her. Based on the fact that she's very 'normal' otherwise and living in the same rack system as healthy snakes, I doubt she's anything but stubborn. If nothing else it's piece of mind and a tube feeding.
    -Paul-

  4. #4
    BPnet Senior Member Archimedes's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-29-2012
    Location
    York, PA
    Posts
    2,073
    Thanks
    922
    Thanked 859 Times in 614 Posts
    Images: 1

    Re: Saint Louis Area Vet Recommendations?

    Tube feeding should only be used for snakes that are literally dying. She is doing what a ball python does. Unless her fasting is due to an underlying cause, in which case she should see a vet. but the vet shouldn't even offer tube feeding unless it's a dire situation.
    1.1 Ball Pythons
    a) Calliope 0.1, Banana Ball, 2018/19 season, 600g
    b) Geralt 1.0 Chocolate Sable Mojave pos. Trick ball, May 27th 2020

    3.2 Cats (Fury, Leviathan, Walter, Chell, Amelie); 2.0 Dogs (Bjorn, Anubis); 2.1 Ferrets (Bran, Tormund, Arya); 0.1 Beardie (Nefertiti); 0.1 Slider Turtle (Species uncertain) (Papaya); 2.0 Hermit Crabs (Tamatoa, Sushi); 0.1 Conure (Mauii); Two Axolotyls (Quetzl and Unnamed); Two Tree Frogs (Pluto and Colossus); One Anole (Zeus); One Crestie (Noferatu); 3.0 Guinea Pigs (Paco, Poncho and Piccolo); 0.1 Pink Toe T (Azula)

    Fish:
    1.1 Oscar Cichlids (Rocky 1.0, hx2020, Red Fire, and Bubble 0.1, hx2019, Tiger), 1.1 Convict Cichlids (Hurley and Sloane), 0.1 Strawberry Peacock Cichlid (Comet), Two Plecos, Rubby the Rubbernose Pleco and Trinidad the common Pleco, 2.0 Upside Down Catfish (Poseidon, Neptune), One Red Parrot Cichlid (Firefly), 1.0 Betta Fish (Jenkins),
    2.2 Cherry Barbs ("The Worst"), 1.0 Electric Blue Acara (Goldeneye)

  5. #5
    BPnet Veteran Soterios's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-26-2008
    Location
    St. Peters, Missouri
    Posts
    1,012
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 281 Times in 172 Posts
    Images: 2

    Re: Saint Louis Area Vet Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
    Tube feeding should only be used for snakes that are literally dying. She is doing what a ball python does. Unless her fasting is due to an underlying cause, in which case she should see a vet. but the vet shouldn't even offer tube feeding unless it's a dire situation.
    While I appreciate your concern, please do not clutter this thread. I'm looking for vet information, nothing more.
    -Paul-

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1