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Old 02-06-03, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Boa question...

I have a quick question.

I fed my 3 year old Colombian Rainbow Boa 2 mice about a week ago. 3 days ago he regurgitated both mice in partially digested
condition. I noticed immediately that he had what appears to be a rib poking awkwardly about 3 head lengths from his mouth. I imagine on regurgitating, a mouse bome probably poked the digestive tract awkwardly.

The skin is not broken and the rib seems to be slowly returning to place, but my snake is peevish as hell, not his gentle self.

Should I be running to my herp vet immidiately or will this situation sort itself out ?

Any input/advice much appreciated.

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Old 02-06-03, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should definatly be taking him to a vet... the bone would be dislocated and maybe put back into place?! Or could be broken or who knows what.... A x-ray is probably needed to be sure, so i would say take him to the vet ASAP. is offline  
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