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

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 402

18 members and 384 guests
Most users ever online was 3,642, 05-08-2016 at 08:50 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 64,378
Threads: 238,707
Posts: 2,479,790
Top Poster: JLC (31,652)
Welcome to our newest member, Mr.K
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 34
  1. #11
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,276
    Thanks
    3,596
    Thanked 1,534 Times in 880 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Congratulations on your new burm and thank you for taking in one that needs extra care. Iíll second the advice to feed every 5-7 days to put some weight on her as well as getting her on rat pups or weanling rats at the earliest opportunity. The albino burm I had was started on mice and was difficult to get switched...multiple mice per feeding is a pain. Your girl is probably pretty hungry and may not be as picky right now.

    Iíve had two other snakes that were rescues (ball python and Colombian rainbow boa) that I received in poor condition- dehydrated, severely under-weight, etc. Both of mine were seen by my vet who prescribed a supplement to dust onto their rats due to their poor condition. Not sure what that product was any more since that was over 20 years ago, and may have been unnecessary, but my bp in particular was in very poor shape and we both wanted to give him every opportunity to recover and thrive. Iíd say it worked because Iíve had him for 26 years.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Childrenís python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (12-10-2018),MR Snakes (12-10-2018),Toasted Hippo (12-10-2018)

  3. #12
    bcr229's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-18-2013
    Location
    Eastern WV Panhandle
    Posts
    7,985
    Thanks
    2,122
    Thanked 6,686 Times in 3,571 Posts
    Images: 12

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    Iíve had two other snakes that were rescues (ball python and Colombian rainbow boa) that I received in poor condition- dehydrated, severely under-weight, etc. Both of mine were seen by my vet who prescribed a supplement to dust onto their rats due to their poor condition. Not sure what that product was any more since that was over 20 years ago, and may have been unnecessary, but my bp in particular was in very poor shape and we both wanted to give him every opportunity to recover and thrive. Iíd say it worked because Iíve had him for 26 years.
    There is a reptile probiotic powder called NutriBAC that helps debilitated critters, or those coming off of a course of antibiotics, to re-establish good gut flora. Perhaps that was it.

    Dusting a pinch of the powder onto the burm's damp f/t feeder certainly wouldn't hurt.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bcr229 For This Useful Post:

    MR Snakes (12-10-2018),Sonny1318 (12-10-2018)

  5. #13
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,276
    Thanks
    3,596
    Thanked 1,534 Times in 880 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    There is a reptile probiotic powder called NutriBAC that helps debilitated critters, or those coming off of a course of antibiotics, to re-establish good gut flora. Perhaps that was it.

    Dusting a pinch of the powder onto the burm's damp f/t feeder certainly wouldn't hurt.
    I donít think this was a probiotic, or at least not that alone. It was more of a nutritional supplement (extra protiens, vitamins, etc.) due to the poor body and muscle condition of my bp. The goal was to pack as much nutrition into each feeding as possible.

    The girl who had him was intentionally under-feeding him so he wouldnít ďget 6 feet or moreĒ...her words. He was 2 when I got him but didnít have the body mass or length appropriate for his age or species. It still makes me angry to think about such stupidity.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Childrenís python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (12-10-2018),MR Snakes (12-10-2018)

  7. #14
    Registered User Toasted Hippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-10-2016
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 37 Times in 17 Posts

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Thanks for all the advice everyone. I mostly work with ball pythons so I just wanted to make sure I get info from people with more experience.

    Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk

  8. #15
    Registered User Toasted Hippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-10-2016
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 37 Times in 17 Posts

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dianne View Post
    I donít think this was a probiotic, or at least not that alone. It was more of a nutritional supplement (extra protiens, vitamins, etc.) due to the poor body and muscle condition of my bp. The goal was to pack as much nutrition into each feeding as possible.

    The girl who had him was intentionally under-feeding him so he wouldnít ďget 6 feet or moreĒ...her words. He was 2 when I got him but didnít have the body mass or length appropriate for his age or species. It still makes me angry to think about such stupidity.
    People who buy big snakes and under feed them so they stay small are morons. If they want a small snake they should get a small species of snake.

    Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Toasted Hippo; 12-10-2018 at 10:41 AM.

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Toasted Hippo For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (12-10-2018),MR Snakes (12-10-2018)

  10. #16
    Registered User Dianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-26-2018
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,276
    Thanks
    3,596
    Thanked 1,534 Times in 880 Posts
    Images: 17

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Toasted Hippo View Post
    People who buy big snakes and under feed them so they stay small are morons. If they want a small snake they should get a small species of snake.

    Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk
    Unfortunately, this was a small snake she underfed...ball python.

    Iíve had two burms. The first was a foster because social services made a good friend get rid of her 13í burm when she got custody of her 6 month old granddaughter. They didnít mind the boas and colubrids, but wouldnít allow costody transfer until the snake big enough to eat the baby was gone. My second was an albino burm that I had from a hatchling for 16 years.
    Other Snakes:
    Duncan
    - 1992 0.1 Bci; Hudson 1988 1.0 Colombian rainbow; Yang 2002 1.0 Corn snake; Merlin 2000 1.0 Solomon Island ground boa; Kett 2015 1.0 Diamond Jungle Jaguar carpet python; Dakota 2014 0.0.1 Childrenís python

    Ball pythons:
    Eli 1990 1.0 Normal; Buttercup 2015 1.0 Albino; Artemis 2015 0.1 Dragonfly; Orion 2015 1.0 Banana Pinstripe; Button 2018 1.0 Blue Eyed Lucy; Piper 2018 0.1 Piebald; Belle 2018 0.1 Lemonblast; Sabrina 2017 0.1 Mojave; Selene 2017 0.1 Banana Mojave; Loki 2018 1.0 Pastel Mystic Potion; Cuervo 2018 1.0 Banana Piebald; Claude 2017 1.0 Albino Pastel Spider; Penelope 2016 0.1 Lesser

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dianne For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (12-10-2018),Toasted Hippo (12-10-2018)

  12. #17
    Registered User Skyrivers's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-15-2018
    Posts
    2,342
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked 1,691 Times in 962 Posts

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Thanks for rescuing her. She deserves love.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Skyrivers For This Useful Post:

    MR Snakes (12-10-2018),Toasted Hippo (12-10-2018)

  14. #18
    BPnet Veteran Justin83's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-26-2016
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    404
    Thanks
    270
    Thanked 309 Times in 173 Posts
    Images: 16
    Well done she's a pretty girl too.
    1.0 75% SD retic .... 5ft Hector cb17
    Israeli large claw scorpion
    1.0 crested gecko Vinnie

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Justin83 For This Useful Post:

    Toasted Hippo (12-10-2018)

  16. #19
    BPnet Veteran CALM Pythons's Avatar
    Join Date
    12-31-2016
    Location
    None Ya
    Posts
    2,591
    Thanks
    2,910
    Thanked 2,158 Times in 1,241 Posts
    Images: 23

    Rescued burm need some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    Get her on frozen thawed rat pups ASAP,

    I disagree about 10 days and very much disagree about going slow to start, the snake is underweight and in the hatchling stage, breeders feed every 5-7 days on a normal schedule. Also recomended by world of Burns, which is a group of about 20 Burm breeders. I respectfully wish people who have never owned one would research before giving advice in scenarios like this. These are not BP's and Colubrids, they have extremely fast digestive systems in this stage.
    WELCOME Burm Bro
    I agree get her on Rat pups ASAP. The heck with Mice.
    I do say start slow with feeding and dont feed large items because she is obviously dehydrated and her insides arnt use to digesting much. Ive seen a burm hatchling underweight and not taken care of Prolapse because of to much food being pushed when their body wasnít use to it. Thats a whole other problem Iíve seen follow a animal for years once its happened. Theres nothing wrong IMO with starting slow, once they defecate and get back to normal bump to a normal feeding schedule. I go every 7 days on Hatchling burms.. once theyíre 5- 6 months i go every 2 weeks. Others feed more but im old school and always will be. Some people say guys like me are trying to make our Giant Constrictors small, thats BS. Im trying to grow these snakes as they do in their normal habitat and Iím not talking about Florida who seems yo have a buffet in the Everglades. Burms in Vietnam are not 9í and thick as Jay Cutlers Bicep at 18 months. (There is always a exception of course)
    Enjoy the little guy and please start a Progression Thread and list it under my Members Progression thread so the other Burm owners like kevin and I can follow you. Also check out my FB Group if you have a page.
    Find The Progression Threads. Members Reptiles.
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...9&share_type=t
    Burm FB Group.
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/870502199821484


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by CALM Pythons; 12-11-2018 at 11:31 AM.
    Name: Christian
    0.1 Albino Ball (Sophie)
    0.1 Russo White Diamond (Grace)
    1.0 Hypo Burmese (Giacomo/AKA Jock)
    1.2 Razors Edge/Gotti & American Pit Bull
    ----------
    1.1 Albino/Normal Burmese (Mr & Mrs Snake)
    1.0 Albino Ball (Sully)

  17. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to CALM Pythons For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (12-13-2018),Dianne (12-13-2018),MR Snakes (12-11-2018),Sonny1318 (12-11-2018),Toasted Hippo (12-11-2018)

  18. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    12-25-2015
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 166 Times in 99 Posts

    Re: Rescued burm need some advice

    Having dealt with injured/sick/rescued snakes a few times over the decades, my experience feeding wise is pretty much what has been described...7 to 10 days. Mice vs rats? That would be the least of my concerns. Find what it will eat right now and worry about any transitioning later. In addition my go to for rehydration of a snake is Pedialyte. Inject the rodent with fluid by using an insulin syringe. Not to the point of where it is next to exploding but you will be surprised how much fluid you can inject. To this day I still inject a small vitamin supplement into my rodents prior to feeding on an infrequent basis. I know, I know the internet jury has already decided vitamins are not needed for snakes but right now I think your little guy could use all the help you can give him. My snakes have always appreciated my deafness to the internet jury especially Loki, my Granite Burmese Python.
    Ball Pythons are for reptile lovers. Giant Pythons are for snake lovers.

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Momokahn For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (12-13-2018)

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

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