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    Ball python not urinate in 3 months

    Just realized that one of my BP hasnít pooped, eat or urinated in 3 months. The husbandry should be good cause I also keep another BP in the same room, they have similar set ups and that that one is doing great. I donít see anything wrong on the outside just that she is not very active. Can she have parasite?

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    Vet trip to be sure. Other then that, use a black light to see anything (pee) in the set up.

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    I doubt it would be a parasite issue, but maybe a urate stone blocking her cloaca. Does she have any puffiness ("sausage butt") or can you feel any firm lumps near her cloaca? What's her humidity reading like? Are you sure she's well-hydrated? (does the skin appear well-hydrated? post close-up pics if you can)
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    Re: Ball python not urinate in 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I doubt it would be a parasite issue, but maybe a urate stone blocking her cloaca. Does she have any puffiness ("sausage butt") or can you feel any firm lumps near her cloaca? What's her humidity reading like? Are you sure she's well-hydrated? (does the skin appear well-hydrated? post close-up pics if you can)
    Not puffiness or any firm lumps, look fine to me. The humidity is around 50. I think she is well hydrated, there is always a water bowl.
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    I think she's just being a snake: they're known for "efficiency" in terms of conserving food & water in lean times (or winter), but if you feel there is something wrong, by all means schedule a visit with a qualified herp vet to make sure. Do you know her age?
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    Re: Ball python not urinate in 3 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I think she's just being a snake: they're known for "efficiency" in terms of conserving food & water in lean times (or winter), but if you feel there is something wrong, by all means schedule a visit with a qualified herp vet to make sure. Do you know her age?
    Thanks for the advise. No, I do not know her age, she is around 1300gm so I assume she is no more then 5.

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    Appearance-wise she actually looks pretty good. Seems well-hydrated and I don't see any sign of sausage butt either. Would be good to check with a vet just in case but I think there is a high chance she is fine.

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    Re: Ball python not urinate in 3 months

    My females go off during the winter and also do not urinate, pass stool or urates for aprox 2-3-4 months.... it drives me nuts every year so I keep a log book on each snake... to this day theyíre all healthy as a horse. As im sire everyone has mentioned, give some 15 min warm water soaks to help urates... i do that normally anyways every couple weeks. Also I have better luck all around with humidity 60-62%.


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