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    I would certainly take that as a good sign (& a sign of hunger).

    She appears to have good body weight, btw. Nice looking BP.
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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    While you are waiting pick up some NutriBAC reptile probiotic, you can find it on Amazon.

    In three weeks offer a wet/damp f/t mouse hopper dusted with a bit of the NutriBAC powder.
    Ok, almost feeding time for Bean, So next question..... (yes i know I have endless questions)

    My usual feeding routine is get mice / rats out of freezer in the morning, about 8am, whatever size I need for which snake

    they go in the fridge until I get home from work, about 7pm. Then I let out for about 30 minutes to start warming up, hit it with the hairdryer

    to give it some temp and feed.

    So with the Nutribac, after the above I should just give is a shot with my water mister, get a pinch of Nutribac with my fingers and give a light sprinkle to the

    mouse? Should i keep it near the rear end so Bean will start eating before she gets to the Nutribac??

    Just don't want to screw up her first meal in 3 weeks.

    Again, Thanks for any input

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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I would certainly take that as a good sign (& a sign of hunger).

    She appears to have good body weight, btw. Nice looking BP.
    She was the tamer of the 2 "mean" snakes I ended up with, When I first bought her home and went to transfer her from the pet store box to her tank

    I hear a weird noise... my daughter says "aww the poor snake is hissing (never heard a snake do this before). and about

    that time she struck from my left hand to my right hand and got me right in the webbing between my thumb and my first finger Lol.

    Obviously she was too little to break the skin, and I hardly felt it.

    And that was my first snake bite...... and not even by the "Bitey" snake
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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gocntry View Post
    Ok, almost feeding time for Bean, So next question..... (yes i know I have endless questions)

    My usual feeding routine is get mice / rats out of freezer in the morning, about 8am, whatever size I need for which snake

    they go in the fridge until I get home from work, about 7pm. Then I let out for about 30 minutes to start warming up, hit it with the hairdryer

    to give it some temp and feed.

    So with the Nutribac, after the above I should just give is a shot with my water mister, get a pinch of Nutribac with my fingers and give a light sprinkle to the

    mouse? Should i keep it near the rear end so Bean will start eating before she gets to the Nutribac??

    Just don't want to screw up her first meal in 3 weeks.

    Again, Thanks for any input
    Thawing in cool water is way faster than in fridge (or room air) & doesn't give time for spoilage...just saying. And no matter how you thaw, be sure to manually feel the
    thickest part of rodents with your fingers to make SURE they are fully-thawed. Rats especially can take a long time to fully thaw, because their thick fur is good insulation even in death. A rodent with a cold body core will either be rejected or may be barfed back up...neither is a good option.

    Nutribac: while usually accepted when dusted on damp rodents by strong feeding snakes, your best bet is to use something to pry open the dead rodent's mouth & install* the Nutribac there, then push the mouth closed: this way your snake won't notice and when it's dusted on, much of it falls off anyway while the snake is swallowing. (*I've found that using a tiny measuring spoon makes this easier. Don't worry about measuring it, what fits in the mouth is fine.)

    I don't want you to screw it up either.
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    I usually dust the Nutribac onto a damp feeder because dissolves easily in water so it sticks very well. You can wipe a bit on the feeder's hindquarters. It doesn't take much.

    Also offering the feeder damp will help keep the snake hydrated; they do lose some fluid when they regurge and proper hydration is required for digestion.

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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    Well I've seen Bean out and about exploring all over her tank the last 3 nights / mornings.

    Today is the 3rd week since the last time I fed her. (regurge a day or 2 later).

    So tonight she'll get a 5g mouse with Nutribac. Fingers crossed she keeps it down and is back on track with the feeding.

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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    Fingers are crossed for you. I hope she eats it like a champ.

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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    Bean was definitely hungry.... Almost instant hit on a 5g mouse w/ Nutribac, eaten effortlessly, and roamed around for another hour looking for more.....

    So now we wait, Ugh.........

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    Re: Regurge from baby BP, Now what?

    I hope Bean keeps it down. Let us know how she does.

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