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    What in the world? Is this normal?

    Ventress the Viper Boa evacuated in her dish per usual. But what? I'm used to urates stuck on the bottom and you can see some towards the bottom right of dish. But this white stringy thing...... Is that soft urates or a worm....... Nasty smelling as well. Any one experience this with any snake?

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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Looks like a sperm plug, I take it it's a male

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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Looks like a sperm plug, I take it it's a male

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    Advertised female but really not sure. That'd make sense though. I've had "her" well over a year so I suppose a trip to the vet would sort some things out.

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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTHook View Post
    Advertised female but really not sure. That'd make sense though. I've had "her" well over a year so I suppose a trip to the vet would sort some things out.

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    Might be worth a check definitely looks like a sperm plug to me, any sign of any spurs, normally males show quite well

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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Might be worth a check definitely looks like a sperm plug to me, any sign of any spurs, normally males show quite well

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    "She" went to vet today. "She" has spurs. I didn't want him to pop or probe her because she's now in shed. Mystery should be solved soon with fecal sample and other investigations.

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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTHook View Post
    "She" went to vet today. "She" has spurs. I didn't want him to pop or probe her because she's now in shed. Mystery should be solved soon with fecal sample and other investigations.
    Yes they pretty prominent on males, here's a photo of my nearly 3 yr old male albino motleys

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    I have four males ball pythons. I find these in their water dishes a lot. They’re some “happy boys”. I really think they need to go on an occasional date or two.
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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Why do they shed them?? My boa has dropped a few of those over the years. His were confirmed sperm plugs but I just wondered why this happens
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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.West View Post
    Why do they shed them?? My boa has dropped a few of those over the years. His were confirmed sperm plugs but I just wondered why this happens
    From what I've been told it prevents or inhibits the ability of other males sperm to get through and impregnate the female.

    Update: Definitely Male and definitely a sperm plug. Is there any way to edit title for future search purposes?

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    Re: What in the world? Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTHook View Post
    From what I've been told it prevents or inhibits the ability of other males sperm to get through and impregnate the female.

    Update: Definitely Male and definitely a sperm plug. Is there any way to edit title for future search purposes?
    At least you know what he is now

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