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    Re: Anything I'm missing on this regurg/vomit?

    I moved him last week to a small 6L tub to help with his security and temperatures. Small flower pot hide, water bowl, UTH. It's 55-60% humidity and UTH has the bottom of the hide at exactly 90 for 1/3 the bottom of the tub, air temperatures 75-85 across the gradient. But he refused a 5g live fuzzy last night and his weight is down to 50g. Not sure what else to do

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    Re: Anything I'm missing on this regurg/vomit?

    Quote Originally Posted by tempo36 View Post
    I moved him last week to a small 6L tub to help with his security and temperatures. Small flower pot hide, water bowl, UTH. It's 55-60% humidity and UTH has the bottom of the hide at exactly 90 for 1/3 the bottom of the tub, air temperatures 75-85 across the gradient. But he refused a 5g live fuzzy last night and his weight is down to 50g. Not sure what else to do
    Not sure I'd have moved him to a different set-up...that alone is scary, disorienting & can put a snake off-feed. But he's there now, so I hope it works out for him.
    This is why we nag everyone to set up & actually test their enclosures for at least a week before any creature moves in- it's stressful for them when you have to re-do things & they're still afraid of you on top of the fact that "their world" keeps inexplicably changing.
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    Re: Anything I'm missing on this regurg/vomit?

    It wasn't my first choice either, but based on the reading I'd done, including some of the stickies here, a 30G terrarium seemed too large for a 60g baby. For what it's worth, the reptile store I purchased him from talked me into the larger terrarium and as a new owner I didn't argue the point.

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    Re: Anything I'm missing on this regurg/vomit?

    Quote Originally Posted by tempo36 View Post
    It wasn't my first choice either, but based on the reading I'd done, including some of the stickies here, a 30G terrarium seemed too large for a 60g baby. For what it's worth, the reptile store I purchased him from talked me into the larger terrarium and as a new owner I didn't argue the point.
    I understand. And that's a very common situation, btw- listening to & believing the retail sales pitches- most stores put profits way ahead of expertise, if they even have expertise. Many don't.
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    Re: Anything I'm missing on this regurg/vomit?

    As Bogertophis said, what's done is done.

    Absolutely leave him alone for a week and then offer again.

    Did we go over the steps of properly defrosting and offering prey? If not, I will post.

    If so, just follow those steps and offer again in a week.

    No taking him out. Leave him be.

    If he doesn't take the F/T you might have to offer live to get him going again. That's a last resort, but honestly, you are getting close to that.

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    Re: Anything I'm missing on this regurg/vomit?

    I've never used f/t on him because the reptile shop that sold him to me said he'd only taken live prey to that point and I wanted to first get him to take food in his new home before I tried to transition him to f/t. Unfortunately, by timeline he arrived here at ~60g on Oct 17th, took a small adult and fully digested it on 10/22, took another small adult on 10/28 but vomited up the hindlegs on 10/31. Since then he was rested until 11/11 and has refused live large-fuzzy or small hoppers on November 12th and 19th. He's down to 50g and has noticeable wrinkling along the last 1/3 of his body length.

    The only handling has been when I needed to refill with clean water. Otherwise he's in his tub which is in a terrarium and is in a room out of the way so gets no foot traffic.

    At this point I'm fine with any feeding option, but I feel like at 50g he's dangerously low weight. He seems very chill in his tub. Spends some time in his hide, some time outside his hide.

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