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    So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    So I took in a "dwarf boa" that is about 8 years old. Did some reading that said "dwarf" boas don't get over a couple of feet. She is 5 feet+. The previous owner used the excuse that she was well taken care of until 2 years ago. Then he had a baby and his wife turned into a tyrant. When I put her and her tank in my car I saw poop and shed and pee in the enclosure. He said has been that way for over a month. I asked about when the last time she had eaten. He said he has not offered in 2+ months. Her ribs are showing. She looked dehydrated. I was angry as I closed the car door and drove away. I took her out and checked for mites and to examine how pitiful she looked and to see if she had any other issues. I think she had a couple of belly burns as well. She had a UTH but not thermostat. The more I looked the more angry I got. I offered her a small pre-killed rat so that she could start out slow with a small prey item. The previous owner said she would only eat live. She slammed down the rat like it was candy and looked for more. Will offer again in 5-7 days to work her up slowly. Photos will come in a couple of days. Don't want to bother her to much till settled in. He also claimed she was aggressive when being handled. She was calm the entire time I was taking care of her. Cleaned her cage up and then put her in the back bedroom alone to acclimate on a thermostat for the first time.


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    Time for her to heal and put some weight on. So pissed. Waited till today to keep from cussing like a sailor. So pissed.

    Trip to the vet will be Thursday.
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Yes really not good, hate to see neglect like that , makes me so angry too,
    good luck with her rehab, at least if she's eating it's a start to her recovery

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    If she's burned she needs a vet ASAP for antibiotics. Burns can get infected and go septic and in her weakened state she could pass very quickly.

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    It honestly makes me want to cry when I think about snakes being neglected by cruddy people who don't care for them properly. WTAF.

    Good on you for taking her in and nursing her back to health. She is a lucky girl.
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    I hate stupid people! Gah! Thank you for rescuing this poor baby! What a nightmare! And she was totally calm because animals sense when someone is there to help and love them. Thank you!
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    If she's burned she needs a vet ASAP for antibiotics. Burns can get infected and go septic and in her weakened state she could pass very quickly.
    They moved it up to tomorrow morning when the exotic vet will be in. They know her situation because he brought her in and refused to treat her before sending her off to someone else. Hate stupid people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnieskys View Post
    I hate stupid people! Gah! Thank you for rescuing this poor baby! What a nightmare! And she was totally calm because animals sense when someone is there to help and love them. Thank you!
    Animals are great judge of character in people most of the time.

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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    They moved it up to tomorrow morning when the exotic vet will be in. They know her situation because he brought her in and refused to treat her before sending her off to someone else. Hate stupid people.

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    Animals are great judge of character in people most of the time.
    What a douche canoe! Wow..refused treatment! Jerk! Where do you live...I don't want this person coming into my store to buy animals!
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnieskys View Post
    What a douche canoe! Wow..refused treatment! Jerk! Where do you live...I don't want this person coming into my store to buy animals!

    They are talking about filing an animal abuse report and charging him for her treatment and abuse.

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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    So I took in a "dwarf boa" that is about 8 years old. Did some reading that said "dwarf" boas don't get over a couple of feet. She is 5 feet+.
    Just to touch on this, depends on the locality, many 'dwarf' boas get to 5' or so. Hog Isle locality can be considered dwarf and there are plenty at 6' (some due to overfeeding but I digress)
    Central american localities are considered dwarf but it is usually specific island localities that stay the smallest like taramahura locality.

    Glad you got this boa out of a bad situation.

    Corn snake I adopted a few years back, I was told he'd only eat live and was super aggressive (why they were rehoming him) - he also took f/t off the bat and has been a total docile sweetheart. People just don't try f/t (or give up super quick) and mistake a feeding response as aggressiveness. Probably the same in this case.

    Good luck with the boa, hope the vet visit yields good results.
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyrivers View Post
    They moved it up to tomorrow morning when the exotic vet will be in.
    Awesome. In the meantime you can mix up a weak iodine solution and gently wipe it on the burned areas using gauze. As dehydrated as she is you don't want to soak her in the solution because you don't want to risk her drinking it. I know she just ate so you don't want to move her much but you could probably get it done in a few seconds.

    They know her situation because he brought her in and refused to treat her before sending her off to someone else. Hate stupid people.


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    They are talking about filing an animal abuse report and charging him for her treatment and abuse.
    I hope they do.
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