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Old 12-04-02, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i need help ...my Ball Python is not eating and she is horrofyingly skinny ....i tried force feeding her and she took 3 extreamly small pinky mice..i bought her off a guy and he says she is fasting for breeding season but she is soo skinny i don't think she will survive..... i was told about something called "snake sausage" it is a sausage with ground up rats and extra vitamins and nutrients does anyone know were to get this sausage????? please help quick i don't want her to die!!

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Old 12-04-02, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How old is she? How skinny is she? (weight, girth)? Has she been checked for paracites?

It's most likely not as bad as you think...they can go quite a while without eating but it may be a sign of another problem.
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she is liveley , she just won't eat

she is 5 years old and so skinny that when i hold her i can feel her organs moving around in her when she moves through my hands!!

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she is 5 years old and so skinny that when i hold her i can feel her organs moving around in her when she moves through my hands!!
she is liveley , she just won't eat!!!

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she wont eat live??? what methods have you tried???
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i was told about something called "snake sausage" it is a sausage with ground up rats and extra vitamins and nutrients does anyone know were to get this sausage?????

We had a talk about these on a webgroup I belong to, The main ingredient is actually chicken by products and I don't really know if it has "extra vitamins". Someone from the group e-mailed them to find out the basic ingredients and they were VERY vague about whats actually in them. It's made by T-rex
http://t-rexproducts.com Click on the reptile products link and the frozen reptile nutrition link.
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If it isnt going to take a pre killed or live rodent, its definatly not going to take those sausages man :P
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u can hamsters if ur that worried?
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i was accualy told that you push the sausage down the throught and then gently masauge it don't to there stomach!!!

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John, if you are going to do that then push a rat down her throat and massage the belly :P The sausage cant be better then a frozen / thawed rodent man... Have you tried putting her into a small dark box and then dropping in the F/T heated rat and leaving it overnight??? Or do what Kevin said and try a live hampster... usually if a snake is left in a small dark place with the rodent, they will either eat it because they feel safe or eat it because they no longer wish to be around it... so try that out and see what happens!
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When my Rosy boa was fasting, I took him to a vet who tube fed him. The treatment was not that expensive. You might want to look into it. If it is as skinny as you say, a vet should see it anyway.
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