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Old 07-19-03, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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help hemipenis hanging out!

i just got a florida kingsnake adult male. When i opened the bag to get him out i noticed his hemi ***** was hanging out. it had been a whole day now and it hasnt gone back in, it looks swolen up also. what can i do?
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Old 07-19-03, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Two words---Vet trip.
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Agreed... GET HIM TO A VET!
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i am defenatley going to have to take him there tomorrow! how much does a vet trip cost for somthing like this?? i may have to borrow some money from my parents, lol.
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The vet visit itself will cost like 40-50$, and then whatever meds he'll need will cost $ too.

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ouch that is expensive, what will the vet be able to do to fix it?
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Auddi, if you are keeping herps, the word "expensive" cant be in your vocabulary! And anyway, that isn't even that expensive!

What he has is a PROLAPSE, and it is potentially fatal. Don't worry about price, just make sure he is at a vet's first thing tomorrow!

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Go to the Vet but in the mean time try to keep it moist by spraying it with a water bottle. Good Luck, hopefully the problem gets solved.


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well it is for me(expensive) but i can get the money from my parents i am going to be there first thing in the morning, i had no idea that this was so bad, i am glad that i posted! thanks for all the help guys!
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NO NO NO!! Don't spray with water, this will make it swell, use sugar water. I had this happen to me. At first I panicked, but remember Roy's advice of sugar water, or even pure sugar. The sugar draws out the fluid in the hemipene and helps the snake to withdraw it.

So sugar water, or pure sugar (not salt!!!) and see a vet, ASAP. The hemipene may have to be amputated if he doesn't withdraw it or if it necrotizes. Good luck!

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OK sorry , i was told that if this happens you should spray water on it (by more than 1 person), i never heard about sugar water but your point seems valid.

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after paying $400 dollars to put down our dog (emergancy exam, euthenation, cremation, etc) $40 for a vet trip seems to be a bargin.
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Yup, like Katt said, make a paste with sugar and water and apply that to the prolapse. Make sure it does not dry out!!!!! This is extremely important!!!!! The longer it is out, the greater risk your snake has of amputation or possible death.
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Are you positive itís the hemipenis? I think there is likelihood it could be intestines as well.
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Take the advice given so far.

Is this snake from the deal you made where your snakes arrived at the others place dead?
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