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Old 08-30-18, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange poop

So I just got a beautiful boy on August 19 (I'm still a newbie to the reptile hobby). I let him settle for a week before feeding him, so I fed him a small mouse(he'd been eating mice previously but I wasn't sure what size. The small mouse seemed right so that's what I got) on Monday August 27 at around 1 pm. He took to it immediately. I've been watching him, just to see how his digesting was going and I noticed around 12 today that he didn't have the lump anymore, so I figured he'd poo it out soon. I had to leave and go somewhere at 12:30, and when I got back at 2:45, I saw in his tub. Is this poop? I'm worried because it doesn't look fully digested. I'm worried that it might have been regurgitated since I didn't see him when he produced it.

I love him so much (his name is Noah by the way. he's perfect) and I just want him to be okay.

I'm keeping him in a tub on paper towels right now with one hide and a bowl of water. As he grows out of it I'll be upgrading him, eventually into the 36x18x12 terrarium that I bought and will hopefully turn into a wonderful vivarium. Still gotta research that tho.

Anyways, his humidity has been pretty high (I can't seem to get it below 80%! if someone could help with that too that would be great. I've been resorting to taking the lid off for like 10 minutes every once in a while to try and help) and his temp is usually a bit low at around 82/83.

Basically, I just want help because I love him so much and want him to grow up to be a strong and healthy boy.

Thank you! Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-07-18, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Strange poop

I can’t see a picture, but if it doesn’t look like poop (look up snake poop), it probably isn’t. Just feed a smaller mouse next time, (there shouldn’t be a too noticeable lump), and be sure to give him plenty of space before, and after he eats. I am not sure what kind of snake you have, but 80% is probably too high (unless you are keeping a rainbow boa) take a drill and poke lots of tiny holes, in the container and lid. You can also use a smaller bowl of water.
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Old 09-12-18, 12:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Strange poop

I have never kept a snake in a tub, but please make sure there is enough ventilation!! It will help with the humidity for sure like djc reptiles said.

My boa puked years ago and it was the most peculiar thing. Not sure why to this day. I cannot see the picture, but her puke looked, legit, like a frozen mouse had just been laid down on the floor of her tank. It was completely thawed and warmed up when icfed her a few days before, i know I didnt feed her a part frozen mouse. She had mites at the time, so just paper towels on the floor so i could see them. I went to pick it up, inverted Ziploc bag over my hand like a poop bag, grabbed it, and it was like that liquid marshmallow spreadable goo. The weirdness in me was fascinated, yet completely grossed out since that wasnt what I was expecting to touch!! She obviously didnt have much time to digest it before this happened. And it was directly on the glass as she had so nicely moved the paper towels out of the way as not to dirty the wonderfullu trashable part...

As weird/gross as it is... Can you try and describe it if you can't get a picture to load? It would really be helpful. Pandora has never had a poop that looked partially digested, rather she has a brown poop and a white poop (what i understand as urates. I just call em white poops...)

1) what snake?
2) is your heating correct for said snake?
3) it is totally normal to freak out about these guys. I only had 1 friend with reptiles that got me into this, i poured TONS of questions on him because i had no one else. and he didnt know it all, just what he heard and read! Do some research! Get some books!! Even second hand book stores have a ton of stuff. Do not hesitate to ask, lots of people on here are way smarter than i am. I've had Pandora 10 years now and i still find myself asking questions. They are the most precious little noodles that fit so cutely in the palm of your hand and before you know it they turn into mommy's little monster, devourer of hope for rodents!!

Good luck with your sweetness, i hope to see you reply soon with some kind of good news! And/or more questions!

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