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Old 04-21-03, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr-2003
Location: Philadelphia
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Unhappy My snake had a run in with its food please help...

Hello everyone, I'm new to the site. I have a 7 year old Rosy Boa(30 in long), well the other day o went out and bought its typical meal two feeder mice. I started feeding her live ones b/c the pet store by me school does not sell frozen ones. I know i should have fed her dead or killed them first but she has taken care of them with out issue. WELL, i screwed up big this time, she didnt eat them and i wasnt around to take them out in time. The did a pretty good job on her. Her tail is pretty raw, no actual chunks taken out, but most of the scales on the tip of her tail are gone and she's alittle scrached up the next few inches above. I spoke to my friend here at the UPenn vet school and he said that it only takes a break of the skin for them to turn septic really quickly and he said she will most likely die really slowly. He said to give her a chance cover any raw areas with neosporin regularly. He said i could take her to a vet and the would probably say the same thing and then give her an antibiotic shot that probably wouldnt help much. Anyone who has dealt with this situation PLEASE let me know if its worth taking her to the vet or not, if it will help the situation significantly i will do so. Is the situation really that grave???
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