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Old 10-10-03, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Regurgitation Problems

Two days ago I fed my baby corn snakes for the third time. By now, I thought they'd be into a routine, but not so. The male Okeetee refused to eat. Today I discovered my other two males had regurgitated their meals.

I checked the thermostat and decided to turn it down a hair (was at 84, but could have caused the smaller cages of the corns to be too hot...but I doubt that.

I'm wondering if even the little bit of handling I did this week made them nervous enough to regurgitate or if something else is going on. This time I let them out of their "feeding tubs" a little sooner than usual and some of them came lunging out with rattling tails.

Is it time for a vet trip? I'm worried that if this is due to stress, a trip to the vet would just cause more difficulties. The nearest true herp vet is an hour away.

Should I just keep an eye on them (mostly leaving them alone), then wait until the next feeding day?

Unfortunately, Kathy Love is on vacation so I can't consult her.
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1.1 Arizona mountain kingsnakes (Chris Baubel and Gerold Merker)
1.1 Louisiana milksnakes (John Yurkovich)
1.2 Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.1 albino Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.0 hypo crimson corn (Kathy Love)
0.1 hypo corn / het for ghost (Kathy Love)
1.0 double-yellowheaded Amazon parrot
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