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    Sorry, I didn't add this before the 'edit post' option went away: Please, also remember to keep her water bowls shallow. Snakes with this degree of neurological dysfunction can easily drown. I saw in the video that she got herself back upright after losing her balance, so that is actually a good sign. If you can fine-tune her husbandry and help her out with feeding while perhaps keeping her meals smaller than those of a normal snake, she could have a decent quality of life with you. As is the case with animals who've survived this much trauma, you'll just always have to be prepared that her condition could suddenly worsen - but here's hoping you and she have a good amount of time together.
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    Re: Is there any way I can help my snake?

    Thank you so much everyone for the input. I'll see what I can do for her. It sounds like I'm already doing a lot of things right for her, and I'll try to fill in the gaps.

    Her water bowl is definitely too shallow for her to drown in. It's big but we don't fill it up very much.

    She gets a lot of light because she's in my office, but she has a lot of dark places in her habitat to go.

    As far as temps go, she definitely does better when she's colder. She spends most of her time in the ~75F area of her habitat with only occasional trips to the warmer side.

    Maybe these pictures will show up?

    The day we got her:

    The day we took her to the vet (after an electrolyte soak, she looked WAY worse before)

    After the first couple feedings

    The first day she had the strength to do anything but crawl right back in her hide

    Her having her first un-assisted feed since we brought her home several months ago:

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    Re: Is there any way I can help my snake?

    I would convert her to f/t and offer her feeders wet. Hydration is key for recovery and good sheds, and if she has neuro issues she may not be able to drink as much as she should. Also as she grows she will need bigger feeders, which means the rats will be more likely to fight back and hurt her. I have a few spider combos that could never eat live, they tend to strike anywhere except where the feeder is.

    I would remove the hide in this picture. When the décor has enclosed loops the snake can get stuck.
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