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Old 01-23-18, 03:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Re: Late Holiday Purchase...

I wouldn’t worry too much about the bad shed, after the stress induced from shipping and new environment combined with lack of water it was more or less to be expected.

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Defecation has also occurred twice since I receive the snake. Problem was that it's in web sphagnum and I can't get a sample to get to the vet to check for parasites; so, either I get a clean sample the next time or I just take it to the vet for a check up nonetheless. Probably the best option, the latter, but I was trying for a fecal sample as well. Maybe I'll get lucky (?) and get another one before its visit comes around.
I would just get some of the feces, regardless if there is some moss still attached or not, it should not matter for the lab/vet.

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Final note is that I got tagged putting in a larger water bath just before the snake shed. Now then, some of you might question that for a snake that's arboreal, but it was soaking part of its body in the smaller bowl I had in the cage at first and I thought it would totally submerge if it had a larger "bowl". I never did see it in there, but it helps keep the humidity up since it's under the light and helps with evaporation.
I am not surprised, my snakes spend sometimes days totally submerged in their water bowl and not only before shed or after meals. It took them some time to realize what a water bowl is, but since then they use it on a regular basis as their swimming pool.


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