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    Re: So this happened

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcrook View Post
    All of this is why I got out of retics. When theyíre fun and rewarding, they are beyond fun and rewarding. When they are a terror, they make the fun parts not even worth the effort and I, for the foreseeable future, have determined they just arenít the species for me to keep in captivity. Best of luck with sunny


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    Burms fyi.....they're too lazy to push lol

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    Re: So this happened

    Maybe they are just too big to be kept in captivity, as they cannot be free enough to move around as they need to...

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    Re: So this happened

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    Burms fyi.....they're too lazy to push lol
    My Burms have always been great and active when I take them out.. when they are in their enclosure they relax.. Best of both worlds...
    Also why I laugh when people argue you need a enclosure for Burms that are at least as long as they are... how ridiculous...I always have a few people criticizing me on FB for using 8!foot enclosures like Ive been abusing them.. none of mine ever layed completely stretched out unless they are out loose in the house!!!


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    Re: So this happened

    Well Iíve got rats and a rabbit thawing, hopefully Sonny will eat until heís stuffed to keep him calm for a few days. Admittedly I havenít done much for the snakes other than top off the water for the past week or so, Iíve worked an obscene amount this past two weeks on top of purchasing a new truck and selling the old car so Iíve been pretty busy. I noticed sonny had a chip of his bedding in his mouth a few days back, but didnít think anything of it as itís happened before with his pushing and he usually works it out himself. The past two times I stopped in to tend his water he was coiled with his head hidden. Tonight I noticed it was still there and on closer inspection it turned out to be a growth on his gum presumably from pushing. I threw some gloves on to get a closer look and it popped right off when I touched it. Heís now got an open wound on his swollen gum that looks as though it may be the early stages of infection. Iím going to clean the location tonight after feeding and take him in to the vet in the morning. Iím really hoping this doesnít turn into a behavior that canít be resolved.
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    and hereís after:



    this sucks.

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    Re: So this happened

    So got sonny into the vet, I was advised to cleanse the wound daily with betadine and monitor for worsening. Sonny took down two 1lb rats and a 1.5 lb rabbit, so he shouldnít be moving for at least a few days. He was also really calm about me swabbing the wound with betadine. Hopefully this will push him into a shed cycle to help with his scales and continue to reduce his activity. Iím going to continue with the jumbo rats and keep following with the rabbit, and see if I can keep the pushing down. If the wound does get worse I think Iím going to try and travel farther out for a more recognized reptile specialist if possible. But for now, the beast is calm and all is okay.


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    Hope all heals up well.

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    I hope you are able to get this under control. It's easy to see how much it's stressing you out. Best of luck!

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    Re: So this happened

    Update on Sonny. I fed him pretty heavily (finally) a while back, and he immediately went into his shed cycle. I also threw him a 3'x1' box to hide in hopefully to ease his pushing. He has pretty much been coiled in the box since his last meal, and i checked on him today to see a almost complete shed and a nice healed face! now to just keep it that way! we grabbed him out for some enrichment and quick photos since the sun was out.







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    Re: So this happened

    He's so gorgeous! I'm going to pick up a male purple sunfire from Bob Clark next week, this thread is making the waiting worse!
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    Re: So this happened

    Heís a lot of work compared to all of my others but Iíd say so far itís been worth it. The pushing has been frustrating but since Iíve given him the cardboard box I havenít seen any more signs, though itís still a bit early to say heís done completely. He is a looker!
    looking forward to seeing your pick up. Assuming youíre getting a hatchling enjoy the small size while you can, they grow FAST

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