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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
    I almost forgot to add... when animal control showed up to his house they found other reptiles that were in bad shape. They took all of them from him and took him off to jail. Not sure if he made bond (did not tell me that). Court date is November 6th. Both me and my vet will be witnesses.
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    That is such awesome news,justice for the poor animals that's had to suffer, fingers crossed they will ban them from keeping animals

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

    OK she must be doing better some. She was out last night hunting. I am feeding smaller prey to ease her into eating properly again. I was thinking weekly feedings but I think 4 to 5 days might be her max on rat crawlers. How often would you feed her? Back to the vet today for another shot. Yes I could treat her but the vet said with the legal proceedings that I should bring her in every time. So far they have yet to bill me for anything. I do need advice on how often to feed her though.

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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
    OK she must be doing better some. She was out last night hunting. I am feeding smaller prey to ease her into eating properly again. I was thinking weekly feedings but I think 4 to 5 days might be her max on rat crawlers. How often would you feed her? Back to the vet today for another shot. Yes I could treat her but the vet said with the legal proceedings that I should bring her in every time. So far they have yet to bill me for anything. I do need advice on how often to feed her though.
    If she's digesting OK & hunting, I'd probably give her small prey every 4-5 days...she obviously needs it...trust what you see. After a few more times, then slow down
    to every 7 days, but I'd take my cue from the snake, always. Some rules are made to be bent.

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    If she's 5 feet long a rat pup/crawler is basically popcorn chicken. She took down a small rat nine days ago and has kept it down so rather than constantly tidbitting her every few days I'd offer a small rat every 7-10 days for a while, unless you think they would stretch her burned areas too much. In 5-6 weeks I'd switch to a medium rat every two weeks, and if she tolerates those then go to a large every three weeks, etc.

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    I agree that if she handles a small rat, one small rat every 7-10 days. Don't feed a boa every 4-5 days, even smaller prey items. The boa will recover with feedings every 1-2 weeks over time.
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    If she's digesting OK & hunting, I'd probably give her small prey every 4-5 days...she obviously needs it...trust what you see. After a few more times, then slow down
    to every 7 days, but I'd take my cue from the snake, always. Some rules are made to be bent.
    Thanks for responding.

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    If she's 5 feet long a rat pup/crawler is basically popcorn chicken. She took down a small rat nine days ago and has kept it down so rather than constantly tidbitting her every few days I'd offer a small rat every 7-10 days for a while, unless you think they would stretch her burned areas too much. In 5-6 weeks I'd switch to a medium rat every two weeks, and if she tolerates those then go to a large every three weeks, etc.
    I am a little worried about stretching the burns as well as stomach size. Will ask the vet her thoughts today. She eat the day I received her and crawler rat. She eat Thursday a crawler rat at the vets office while in their care. Was hunting last night. She seams to hide unless hungry. She is 5 feet but super skinny.

    Quote Originally Posted by AbsoluteApril View Post
    I agree that if she handles a small rat, one small rat every 7-10 days. Don't feed a boa every 4-5 days, even smaller prey items. The boa will recover with feedings every 1-2 weeks over time.
    I will ask the vet her thoughts on feeding today. Thanks for taking the time to reply. I want her to get healthy but know that to much to fast is bad for her. Also to always be digesting is bad as well. Hope several months from now she will be healthy.

    Will post photos today when I get her out to take to the vet. Keeping handling to necessity for now.
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    Re: So the plan is to rehab and rehome this girl. Horrified at her health.

    I think a small rat every 7-10 days is a good feeding schedule for now. Then every 2 weeks once she's on mediums.
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    The only other suggestion I would make is to get some NutriBAC if you don't have it on hand, and dust a damp f/t feeder with some of the powder to help her gut flora get re-established.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    I think a small rat every 7-10 days is a good feeding schedule for now. Then every 2 weeks once she's on mediums.
    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    The only other suggestion I would make is to get some NutriBAC if you don't have it on hand, and dust a damp f/t feeder with some of the powder to help her gut flora get re-established.
    Thank you both.

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