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Old 10-10-03, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Regurgitation Problems

Two days ago I fed my baby corn snakes for the third time. By now, I thought they'd be into a routine, but not so. The male Okeetee refused to eat. Today I discovered my other two males had regurgitated their meals.

I checked the thermostat and decided to turn it down a hair (was at 84, but could have caused the smaller cages of the corns to be too hot...but I doubt that.

I'm wondering if even the little bit of handling I did this week made them nervous enough to regurgitate or if something else is going on. This time I let them out of their "feeding tubs" a little sooner than usual and some of them came lunging out with rattling tails.

Is it time for a vet trip? I'm worried that if this is due to stress, a trip to the vet would just cause more difficulties. The nearest true herp vet is an hour away.

Should I just keep an eye on them (mostly leaving them alone), then wait until the next feeding day?

Unfortunately, Kathy Love is on vacation so I can't consult her.
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baby corns can stress pretty easily sometimes.. I would leave them in a small container with their food at right temps over night. if they eat, leave them in the container for another day to make sure it stays down... It could be stress. Do you keep them together?
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If this is a first time thing, don't worry about a trip to the vet for now. Give them 10 days or so of peace and quiet and feed them a small meal. In the mean time, how are you heating the cages...?
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I didn't leave them in their feeding containers overnight. I think now that I should have. Each baby has a separate cage, so I know who ate and kept it down and who didn't.

This is their third feeding. During the other two feedings, all went well.
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I would leave them in a feeding container over night. make sure temps stay right if all goes well, leave them for another day.. Corns can be a pain at that size sometimes. good luck!
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