Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 390

6 members and 384 guests
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 03:30 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 69,190
Threads: 243,643
Posts: 2,526,933
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, Eltharion
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Registered User MuicyJelon's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-28-2018
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    327
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts

    He escaped the viv overnight.

    Basically I woke up an saw a vent had been nudged off the viv and s*** myself. I did find him. He was on the floor behind some plastic drawers, he would’ve fell about two an a half feet to the floor, it looked as though he’d got himself comfy and went to sleep there.

    Could anything of happened to him health wise, given that he’d fell over two feet and was quite cold by the time I found him?

    I’ve no clue how long he was out for, he was still inside the viv when I went to bed at around 3:30am and had obviously escaped before I woke up at 10am.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    BPnet Lifer rlditmars's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-05-2012
    Posts
    2,880
    Thanks
    1,680
    Thanked 2,734 Times in 1,445 Posts

    Re: He escaped the viv overnight.

    No way to know if there is an internal injury from the fall but these animals are very resilient. As far as the time out, that is a very short time and should have no effect. Remember that snakes are experts at finding and exploiting holes whether for cover or escape. Never underestimate their ability. Glad you found him so quickly.
    Last edited by rlditmars; 09-08-2020 at 08:07 AM.

  3. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to rlditmars For This Useful Post:

    Caitlin (09-08-2020),Craiga 01453 (09-08-2020),GoingPostal (09-09-2020),MuicyJelon (09-08-2020)

  4. #3
    Registered User MuicyJelon's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-28-2018
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    327
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts

    Re: He escaped the viv overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by rlditmars View Post
    No way to know if there is an internal injury from the fall but these animals are very resilient. As far as the time out, that is a very short time and should have no effect. Remember that snakes are experts at finding and exploiting holes whether for cover or escape. Never underestimate their ability. Glad you found him so quickly.
    I’d assume it’s just something to keep a close eye on him for over the next week.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #4
    BPnet Veteran Bogertophis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-28-2018
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,343
    Thanks
    17,286
    Thanked 10,099 Times in 6,453 Posts

    Re: He escaped the viv overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by rlditmars View Post
    No way to know if there is an internal injury from the fall but these animals are very resilient. As far as the time out, that is a very short time and should have no effect. Remember that snakes are experts at finding and exploiting holes whether for cover or escape. Never underestimate their ability. Glad you found him so quickly.
    I totally agree with rlditmars & 'second' this post ^ ^ ^ . You got lucky with such a quick find... Now to fix the viv...
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 09-08-2020 at 11:11 AM.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Bogertophis For This Useful Post:

    Craiga 01453 (09-08-2020),MuicyJelon (09-08-2020)

  7. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-07-2019
    Posts
    319
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 212 Times in 151 Posts
    Images: 4
    Fell? More like a slow drop. Head starts down while the rest of the body holds till it's just an inch of tail left holding the snake. That's only if the snake didn't find a better way.

    Now, the vent, is a clip holding it or spring? Hot glue or small screws are your friend.

    Good luck!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to 303_enfield For This Useful Post:

    MuicyJelon (09-08-2020)

  9. #6
    Registered User MuicyJelon's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-28-2018
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    327
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts

    Re: He escaped the viv overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by 303_enfield View Post
    Fell? More like a slow drop. Head starts down while the rest of the body holds till it's just an inch of tail left holding the snake. That's only if the snake didn't find a better way.

    Now, the vent, is a clip holding it or spring? Hot glue or small screws are your friend.

    Good luck!
    Is hot glue non toxic to reptiles?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #7
    BPnet Lifer Zincubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-22-2011
    Posts
    6,121
    Thanks
    2,253
    Thanked 3,990 Times in 2,510 Posts

    Re: He escaped the viv overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by MuicyJelon View Post
    Is hot glue non toxic to reptiles?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I’ve used it for years and years .. no issues at all .. everything stays put UNTIL you want to remove it .


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro




  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Zincubus For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (09-09-2020),MuicyJelon (09-09-2020)

  12. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    07-07-2019
    Posts
    319
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 212 Times in 151 Posts
    Images: 4
    Most hot glue is kid an pet safe. The cheap stuff on E-Bay from China, I wouldn’t try it.

    Good luck!

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 303_enfield For This Useful Post:

    Bogertophis (09-09-2020),MuicyJelon (09-09-2020)

  14. #9
    Registered User MuicyJelon's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-28-2018
    Location
    Liverpool, UK
    Posts
    327
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts

    He escaped the viv overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    I’ve used it for years and years .. no issues at all .. everything stays put UNTIL you want to remove it .


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    So it can be used for fake plants as well with no issues? Could it hold the weight of a snake (BP) on a fake plant that’s stuck on with hot glue? Using the suction cups is quite annoying.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by MuicyJelon; 09-09-2020 at 04:50 PM.

  15. #10
    BPnet Lifer Zincubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-22-2011
    Posts
    6,121
    Thanks
    2,253
    Thanked 3,990 Times in 2,510 Posts

    Re: He escaped the viv overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by MuicyJelon View Post
    So it can be used for fake plants as well with no issues? Could it hold the weight of a snake (BP) on a fake plant that’s stuck on with hot glue? Using the suction cups is quite annoying.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I hot glue fake foliage etc all the time

    As for branches I kinda slightly jam them into position then hot glue in place .



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro




  16. The Following User Says Thank You to Zincubus For This Useful Post:

    MuicyJelon (09-09-2020)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1