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    Re: BP not Eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas S View Post
    ok, im new you can all laugh at me, but what is "VIV"?
    Apologies ..

    Viv is short for vivarium ... some use plastic boxes ( RUBs) to house their reptiles though of course .

    Itís like the way we all shorten thermostat down to Ďstatí .

    Sorry !


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    Re: BP not Eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas S View Post
    ok, im new you can all laugh at me, but what is "VIV"?
    I'm not laughing- you shouldn't be afraid to ask an honest question & some of these abbreviations do easily cause confusion, especially for a new keeper. Thank you for reminding us.

    Incidentally, the worst abbreviation here that I can think of is "PAM", as when people are discussing the treatment of snake mites. Just so you know, that's NOT the oily cooking spray they're talking about, & I fear that some have actually tried that on their poor snakes. "PAM" is short for a pesticide product to kill mites called "Provent-A-Mite".
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    Re: BP not Eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post

    Incidentally, the worst abbreviation here that I can think of is "PAM", as when people are discussing the treatment of snake mites. Just so you know, that's NOT the oily cooking spray they're talking about, & I fear that some have actually tried that on their poor snakes. "PAM" is short for a pesticide product to kill mites called "Provent-A-Mite".
    That one really got me wondering for a while, because who would spray silicone on their poor snake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicey View Post
    That one really got me wondering for a while, because who would spray silicone on their poor snake?
    Ew! I've never used the stuff, & I assumed it was all vegetable oil but apparently you're correct. I found this:

    Ingredients: Canola Oil*, Palm Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Lecithin from Soybeans (Non-Stick Agent), Dimethyl Silicone (For Anti-Foaming), Rosemary Extract (Preservative). CONTAINS: SOY. Also contains propellant to dispense spray. *Adds a trivial amount of fat.



    THIS PRODUCT ^ ^ ^ IS NOT FOR USE ON SNAKES FOR ANY REASON!
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    Re: BP not Eating

    I had problems posting pictures in the past, im not to computer savy(among other things, lol) so there is a problem with that..the snake never comes out from her hide, i have found small pieces of skin but nothing big, i dont want to lift her hide off her to see if any skin is buried in there, i guess i will have to sooner or later? saturday will be 2 weeks since last feeding, she has shown none of the hunger "Signs" yet, but if i offer her a live mouse on saturday, i wont know if she is truly not hungry or still in the shed process, if she declines the mouse, the breeder who i bought her from said they fed her every 10-14 days, and we know she can go a LONG time without eating if something is bothering her?

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    Re: BP not Eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Ew! I've never used the stuff, & I assumed it was all vegetable oil but apparently you're correct. I found this:

    Ingredients: Canola Oil*, Palm Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Lecithin from Soybeans (Non-Stick Agent), Dimethyl Silicone (For Anti-Foaming), Rosemary Extract (Preservative). CONTAINS: SOY. Also contains propellant to dispense spray. *Adds a trivial amount of fat.



    THIS PRODUCT ^ ^ ^ IS NOT FOR USE ON SNAKES FOR ANY REASON!

    Well at least PAM (the people version) has No Calories, Sat Fat or Sodium

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    are you talking about that "Stuff" BP owners spray on the snakes skin during shedding? I wouldn't even think about that unless her shed process takes A Long time....

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    Re: BP not Eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas S View Post
    I had problems posting pictures in the past, im not to computer savy(among other things, lol) so there is a problem with that..the snake never comes out from her hide, i have found small pieces of skin but nothing big, i dont want to lift her hide off her to see if any skin is buried in there, i guess i will have to sooner or later? saturday will be 2 weeks since last feeding, she has shown none of the hunger "Signs" yet, but if i offer her a live mouse on saturday, i wont know if she is truly not hungry or still in the shed process, if she declines the mouse, the breeder who i bought her from said they fed her every 10-14 days, and we know she can go a LONG time without eating if something is bothering her?
    I mean, in my opinion if you're finding small pieces of shed she's probably already shed and may have some stuck shed. It may be worth taking a peek just to be safe. I like to, and I'll preface this by saying I've only had one bad BP shed, but I like to inspect mine after every shed just to be safe. If there's an issue I'd rather address it right away than let it sit. Fortunately I haven't had any, and in the event that you do I'll let more experienced keepers walk you through some methods on getting stuck shed off. Thankfully someone was here on this site to get me through my first stuck shed, and that's been the only one I had to deal with.

    I wouldn't get too stressed about her "never" leaving her hide. There's a good chance that she's out at night and you just miss her, there's also a good chance that she's going from hide to hide and you just don't see it. As I'm typing this, my BP who's been in his middle hide all morning, moved into his warm hide and I caught just the tip of his tail going in. Had I not looked behind me at just the right moment I never would have seen him.

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    Re: BP not Eating

    whats the new skin supposed to look like? i assume really "shiny"?

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    Re: BP not Eating

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas S View Post
    I had problems posting pictures in the past, im not to computer savy(among other things, lol) so there is a problem with that..the snake never comes out from her hide, i have found small pieces of skin but nothing big, i dont want to lift her hide off her to see if any skin is buried in there, i guess i will have to sooner or later? saturday will be 2 weeks since last feeding, she has shown none of the hunger "Signs" yet, but if i offer her a live mouse on saturday, i wont know if she is truly not hungry or still in the shed process, if she declines the mouse, the breeder who i bought her from said they fed her every 10-14 days, and we know she can go a LONG time without eating if something is bothering her?
    You NEED to CHECK on her- she's likely stuck in her "old" shed! Do not offer live food until you KNOW she has fully shed, otherwise she'll refuse & a live mouse could be chewing on her!
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