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    Re: Bloated snake

    Ok, what does that mean exactly, also the swelling has reduced over the past few days, it was quite noticeable before.

    I'm curious why its never happened before if its normal, or maybe it has and I haven't noticed it after the bloating has returned to normal.

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    Re: Bloated snake

    Quote Originally Posted by colin-java View Post
    Ok, what does that mean exactly, also the swelling has reduced over the past few days, it was quite noticeable before.

    I'm curious why its never happened before if its normal, or maybe it has and I haven't noticed it after the bloating has returned to normal.
    If she is/was building up (and I say that based on location of the swelling as well as the fact that she is on empty) this means follicular development.

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    Re: Bloated snake

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    If she is/was building up (and I say that based on location of the swelling as well as the fact that she is on empty) this means follicular development.
    Yeah, the vet said it was the follicles, and not a food blockage (I didn't think it was food anyway cause he had a massive defecation in january so was basically empty).

    So you think the follicles are being absorbed now as the bloating has reduced a lot?

    She didn't eat the rat I gave her yesterday, I'll warm it up again and try it tonight before I throw it away.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Re: Bloated snake

    Quote Originally Posted by colin-java View Post
    Yeah, the vet said it was the follicles, and not a food blockage (I didn't think it was food anyway cause he had a massive defecation in january so was basically empty).

    So you think the follicles are being absorbed now as the bloating has reduced a lot?

    She didn't eat the rat I gave her yesterday, I'll warm it up again and try it tonight before I throw it away.

    Thanks for the advice.
    Wait another week before offering food again. Offering too frequently can possibly develop a routine of refusing prey. If she refuses next week wait another 7-10 days before trying again


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    Re: Bloated snake

    Ok thanks, she's a decent weight anyway, she tends not to miss a meal in the summer time.

    I noticed she's been turning on her side and almost upside down from time to time lately, she's doing it now also.
    I wasn't too worried cause her head and neck are always the right way up so its not likely a neurological issue.
    I think I saw on youtube that they can sort of turn over during follicle development time, is that rightl?

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