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Old 02-25-18, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Carpet python and eggs

Hello. I have search on google and ppl on other snake forums say carpets eat eggs in a wild.
I have bunch of eggs with quails. All eggs is partly broken. Is this all right to offer them to carpet. Can she be injured with sharp egg shell ?
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Old 03-01-18, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So what I found .
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I have fed (for three years) eggs,quail,chicken and turkey parts to my snakes.
They seem to prefer them more than rats and rabbits.
They are not overweight for their age and are in good form.
The excrements it is only the white without the coffee part.
I buy them in our super market. Few photo's
This egg is boiled and without shell. I think the shell should be left as calcium source.
Especially many carpets have eaten golf and tennis balls thinking it's eggs. And lizards often eat boiled eggs.


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Re: Carpet python and eggs

To each their own but I'll stick to whole rodents and birds. I don't see any advantages to feeding my carpets boiled eggs or poultry parts.
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To each their own but I'll stick to whole rodents and birds. I don't see any advantages to feeding my carpets boiled eggs or poultry parts.
what about salmonellosis ? birds, rodents and raw eggs can have it.
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what about salmonellosis ? birds, rodents and raw eggs can have it.
Snakes are known to eat carrion and drink from water that has fecal matter present in it in the wild so for a healthy snake, salmonellosis is a non issue, and if it were, they would be more likely to get it from eating the quail/chicks as it's mostly present in feces and on the shell of the egg rather than the eggs contents. If you wanted to offer eggs, I would advise whole and uncooked, but I don't see the benefit to doing so with a carpet python.
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If you ask the average lay person if there are any risks in owning a pet turtle or other reptile, the one that is most commonly mentioned is Salmonella bacteria. Most, if not all, reptiles carry Salmonella in their intestinal tract and intermittently or continuously shed these bacteria in their feces. Studies have shown that 85% of all turtles, 77% of lizards, and 92% of snakes carry one of the 500 serotypes of Salmonella. Salmonella usually do not cause any illness in reptiles, but can cause serious illness in people.
Salmonella bacteria are easily spread from reptiles to humans. For Salmonella to spread from reptiles to humans, the bacteria must be ingested. This most often occurs when humans place their hands on the reptile or objects that have been in contact with the stool of reptiles; then they place their hands in their mouths, or on objects or food they put in their mouths, and can become infected. For example, infants have become infected after drinking from bottles of infant formula that became contaminated during preparation. Individuals who prepared the formula had not washed their hands after touching a reptile or reptiles were allowed to walk on kitchen counters. Simply touching or holding a reptile will not result in spread of bacteria unless something contaminated with reptile feces is placed in the mouth.
Most healthy humans come in contact with Salmonella and a whole host of disease-causing organisms on a daily basis, but because they have a healthy immune system and they come into contact with relatively small numbers of organisms, they do not contract the disease. Those humans who become infected with Salmonella usually have a mild, self-limiting illness characterized by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. However, the infection can spread to the bloodstream, bone marrow or nervous system, leading to severe, and sometimes fatal, illness. Such severe infections are more likely to occur in infants and in individuals whose immune systems are compromised (for instance, bone marrow transplant recipients, persons with diabetes mellitus, persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, and chemotherapy patients).
Salmonella in Turtles, Lizards, and Snakes, and the Risk to Humans
I think it's not an option to let your snake to get salmonella and then getting it from your snakes to yourself constantly.
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Salmonella in Turtles, Lizards, and Snakes, and the Risk to Humans
I think it's not an option to let your snake to get salmonella and then getting it from your snakes to yourself constantly.
One great reason why people shouldn't be kissing their snakes and should be washing their hands before and after handling or after any maintenance.
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One great reason why people shouldn't be kissing their snakes and washing their hands before and after handling.
it's not possible to do it for 100%. If your snake has salmonella you will get it sooner or later.
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it's not possible to do it for 100%. If your snake has salmonella you will get it sooner or later.
In the almost 20 years that I have been keeping and breeding reptiles, I have never gotten it, and I never will because I don't kiss my snakes, I use gloves when cleaning, and I use hand sanitizer as well as wash my hands appropriately before/after handling/maintenance, so I will disagree with you, but you can believe what you like.
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I use gloves when cleaning, and I use hand sanitizer as well as wash my hands appropriately before/after handling/maintenance
I agree I just think there no need give another chance to gave to a snake a food that might have salmonella. So if I would give an eggs I will boil them for sure.
BTW you could get salmonella but don't know about it if you have strong immune system.
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I agree I just think there no need give another chance to gave to a snake a food that might have salmonella. So if I would give an eggs I will boil them for sure.
BTW you could get salmonella but don't know about it if you have strong immune system.
A snake's digestive system has not evolved to eat cooked food, but it's your snake.
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