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    Re: The quarantine process

    WOW - I'm glad I read this entire thread and got an education on the QT process.

    PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong or should tailor my thinking here for soon to be acquired snakes.

    1. QT will be in the basement. My current snake (bp) is in my office. (I own a ranch style house)
    2. Separate supplies (bowls, tongs, paper, spray bottle, etc...)
    3. MINIMUM of 90 days - possibly 365
    4. Tend to the newbies last.
    5. Clothing change is a must after tending to newbies.
    6. I feed FT and if someone new doesn't eat it gets tossed.
    7. End rolls for substrate to better monitor for mites, fecal matter, etc...
    8. Pre-treat the Qt enclosure with PAM

    Some questions I have.....

    1. I am actually going to the breeders house/facility and picking the snake up. While there what should I look for/ask?
    2. I currently have a bp and I'm adding 2 boas (Caulkers Cay and Dumeril) this year - do they HAVE to be in different rooms once the 90-365 day QT is over?
    3. How in the world would my snakes get one of these diseases (besides RI which is from temp/humidity problems) after the QT period? (I'm aware going to other collections/shows/stores, etc. can transmit disease) I mean if my snakes are the only ones I have and I interact with.
    4. They will NEVER interact with each other, just me. If they are housed separately (each has their own T10) I understand hand washing between handling is a must, are there other concerns?

    Sorry for the long post but I want to do what is best for my pets and to the best of my ability. Thank you in advance and PLEASE do not think you will offend me with your comments/criticisms/suggestions (unless of course they are completely off topic and out of line but I've never seen that behavior from the members of this forum and for that I am grateful and comfortable asking questions of you all).
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    Re: Whats your quarantine process?

    Quote Originally Posted by kid_mustango02 View Post
    Wow, reading all of this makes me re-think my QT process. I'm surprised I have any snakes alive at all anymore!!!

    Excellent info
    I feel the same way... Im going to hell Im sure.

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    Re: Whats your quarantine process?

    So I have a question, if I schedule a vet appointment and pay the money for the snake to be looked at, should I still quarantine for 3 months it would a few weeks do if they come back healthy from the vet appointment

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    Still do three months... a vet can't always rule everything out, especially something like a virus.

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    Re: Whats your quarantine process?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwood View Post
    So I have a question, if I schedule a vet appointment and pay the money for the snake to be looked at, should I still quarantine for 3 months it would a few weeks do if they come back healthy from the vet appointment
    To completely clear your snake you would need bloodwork (PCR), fecal, etc. Probably $500-600 total cost since many vets can't do everything in-house and only a few labs like Univ of FL can run complete tests.

    I'd rather just wait the 90 days.

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    This is an excellent article about quarantine written by an exotics specialist in Australia.

    http://www.herpvet.com.au/all-about-quarantine/

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