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    Regurgitation

    How long do you wait after a regurgitation to feed again ?
    My snake is a juvenile (around 120 grams) and it's been already 9 days since he regurgitated. I was planning to wait 14 days but I worry he might be starving.
    Should I feed him or wait a bit more ?
    Thanks in advance for your advices

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    Re: Regurgitation

    first; why did he regurgitate and have you fixed the problem since then?

    second, you wanna wait 2 weeks minimum. unless he is dangerously thin, you shouldn't have to worry about him going without food for awhile. you want his scarred throat to heal before feeding again because it may result in another reguritation.

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    And while you are waiting order some Nutribac, it's a reptile probiotic. I dust a bit on a damp f/t feeder.

    Your snake's next meal should be a size down from what it normally takes.

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    After a regurgitation, snakes need a couple weeks to ensure they've had time to replenish their digestive enzymes also. Feeding too soon afterwards can bring another
    up-chuck, & snakes can die from the ensuing dehydration+ even after only a few such episodes. Dehydration from mites or regurgitation is a killer for snakes, and good hydration is essential for digestion- FYI, that's also why they sometimes have trouble trying to digest & shed at the same time. I 'second' the suggestion to add Nutribac (or Benebac) for reptiles.
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    Re: Regurgitation

    I ordered some Nutribac and will feed after 14 days from regurgitation.
    Thank you all

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    Re: Regurgitation

    Hi,

    Remember to make it a slightly smaller meal than usual as well. Thie idea is to stress the digestive process as little as possible.
    Derek

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    Re: Regurgitation

    Any idea what caused the regurgitation?
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    Re: Regurgitation

    For information, I received my Nutribac today and tried to dust a bit on a f/t mice for one of my other snake that skipped his last meal.

    It says on the box that it will give appetite to the snake...

    My snake didn't strike so I let the mouse in the tub for half an hour as it would sometime eat it in that period of time.

    I came back half an hour later and the mice was full of ants !!! That never happened before and I am pretty sure it is because of the Nutribac.

    I had to empty and clean the tub to remove all those ants.

    I am living in Thailand and ants are quite "aggressive" here. So I think it's ok to put Nutribac on a mice only if the snake strike and eat it right away, you can't let it in the tub for a while.

    Just my experience


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