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    Re: Is this a poop or regurg?

    Only one, yeah.

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    Re: Is this a poop or regurg?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman1488 View Post
    It was just a general wellness check after I purchased him. That was about two months ago. Think he needs another one?
    My point is that a general check up won't reveal very much, if anything. If you're a fairly new keeper, I can understand why you'd do this with a new snake for reassurance, but honestly, it was probably a waste of money unless lab work was done, & something was specifically looked for. Snakes are very stoic patients, & vets can't tell much by looking at them- when you keep one for a while & pay close attention, you can often tell something is wrong, but a vet will still "see" nothing. It's often up to us to take good notes, to help a vet figure out how & what to treat. A "team effort".

    Did he come from a private party (breeder?) or a pet store? You haven't had him very long...re-homing is stressful (so are pet-stores, & they often expose healthy animals to sick ones) so the best thing to do with a new snake (FYI) is to let them settle in for several+ weeks, just eating & sleeping, to keep their immune system functioning at it's best, & minimize the chance that something they've been previously exposed to will affect them (ie. make them sick). Not much different from humans, btw.

    The vet you took him to...was a specialist with snakes & other exotics, I hope?
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    Right now though, I'd make SURE all his temps. are where they should be.

    Wait at least 3 weeks before you offer him any food again, & only give a smaller meal than his previous one. You might also try getting it from a different source, as sometimes there are issues with the quality of the rodents themselves, but from the looks of that regurge, there was barely any digestion going on...so I don't think it's likely to be a rodent issue...UNLESS it was too big for him, & you haven't shared that information either- his size (weight & approx. length) compared to size (weight) of prey.

    Let him rest in the meantime- minimize handling- don't schedule a vet visit until you find out what happens after his next meal. IF he digests & keeps it down, fine...go easy on his meals for a while, no vet needed unless he regurges again, or has other symptoms. You REALLY need to avoid repeated regurgitation in a snake, as it can actually kill them. They can aspirate, or become dehydrated.

    And speaking of meal size vs. size of snake:

    Last edited by Bogertophis; 12-27-2020 at 08:48 PM.
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    Re: Is this a poop or regurg?

    Thanks so much for all the help. I'll keep an eye on him and do as you've said.

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    Re: Is this a poop or regurg?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonman1488 View Post
    Thanks so much for all the help. I'll keep an eye on him and do as you've said.
    I hope everything will be alright after he rests his tummy for a while. Remember, wait 3 weeks & smaller meal next time (check the chart), & no handling for a couple days at least after he eats.
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    Questions not asked.
    1) What did the prey weigh?
    2) Snakes weight?
    3) Are you sure the prey was totally thawed?

    Iíve had late regurgitation before from oversized meals years ago. Wait three or four weeks an feed a small meal.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Is this a poop or regurg?

    Quote Originally Posted by 303_enfield View Post
    Questions not asked.
    1) What did the prey weigh?
    2) Snakes weight?
    3) Are you sure the prey was totally thawed?

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    Question was asked but perhaps not as directly as I might have, in my response (post #23): "... I don't think it's likely to be a rodent issue...UNLESS it was too big for him, & you haven't shared that information either- his size (weight & approx. length) compared to size (weight) of prey." and my inclusion of the feeding chart was for that reason especially.

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