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Old 12-30-13, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so i just rescued a Ball Python. Probably only 3-4 months old, lady had the snake for just about 6 months and she hadn't gotten him to eat in 4 months. when i got him he was EXTREMELY skinny and EXTREMELY dehydrated. i've had him 2 going on 3 weeks now. I have forced feed him twice, and he is hydrating well, almost no more loose skin(yay). I have been worried though, because he hasn't been pooping(two mice in, no poo out not good) Today, I had him in a nice warm soak(15-20 minutes) and then i was messaging his tummy because i could feel the poo in him. I got two very hard about dime sized uric acid clumps out of him plus a bunch of other oozy goozy pooy things came running out of him.

all of that i'm cool with and understand, but this leads me to my problem. His skinny on his back, where i was messaging his belly(but on his back) started pulling away from him. and it left a very white, translucent skin underneath. and this worrys me. Any insight? or suggestions?

ps: (THIS IS NOT SHED, I AM 100% CRETIN OF THAT)
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Old 12-30-13, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pics or we cant help.
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How old? It says 3 to 4 months but the lady had it for 6 months?
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??? I would think this would be something you would want to be persistent about?
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Okay, so i just rescued a Ball Python. Probably only 3-4 months old, lady had the snake for just about 6 months and she hadn't gotten him to eat in 4 months. when i got him he was EXTREMELY skinny and EXTREMELY dehydrated. i've had him 2 going on 3 weeks now. I have forced feed him twice, and he is hydrating well, almost no more loose skin(yay). I have been worried though, because he hasn't been pooping(two mice in, no poo out not good) Today, I had him in a nice warm soak(15-20 minutes) and then i was messaging his tummy because i could feel the poo in him. I got two very hard about dime sized uric acid clumps out of him plus a bunch of other oozy goozy pooy things came running out of him.

all of that i'm cool with and understand, but this leads me to my problem. His skinny on his back, where i was messaging his belly(but on his back) started pulling away from him. and it left a very white, translucent skin underneath. and this worrys me. Any insight? or suggestions?

ps: (THIS IS NOT SHED, I AM 100% CRETIN OF THAT)
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Still shocked he didn't come back to figure this out.
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I just realized turning to a forum wasn't going to be helpful after all. my snake is doing fine better now that i got him the proper care he needed.
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how does skin falling off and feeding problems = fine after only a week? Do you even know what was wrong with him?
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Yeah, I do. Because instead of taking to guesses of some people on the internet... i took him to a vet. And now he is doing better.
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I didn't say he was healthy and all healed up, i said hes fine, doing better. which is true. he has a long way to go still.
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Yeah, I do. Because instead of taking to guesses of some people on the internet... i took him to a vet. And now he is doing better.
why did you bother posting in the first place if you didn't want advice..........
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what was wrong with him? Id be interested to see some pics if you have them! I'm a vet student.
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