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Forum: Pituophis & Drymarchon Discussion Forum 04-12-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,402
Posted By hotlips
Wow, she looks AMAZING! You've really made a...

Wow, she looks AMAZING! You've really made a world of difference in her life- :hurray: Great job!
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 03-02-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
I know, nature is harsh & snakes are amazing...

I know, nature is harsh & snakes are amazing survivors. Let's hope he's done messing with you now, lol.
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 03-02-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
He's really looking good, & I can tell you're...

He's really looking good, & I can tell you're over the moon, just as I would be, now that he's finally eating again. Woo-Hoo! Happy Dance! :dancer01:
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 01-20-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
AWESOME NEWS! I couldn't be happier, let's hope...

AWESOME NEWS! I couldn't be happier, let's hope he makes a habit of eating now. I have a hunch he will...:thumbsup:
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-27-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,102
Posted By hotlips
Many snakes are known to return to the same place...

Many snakes are known to return to the same place for "hibernation" (or brumation) & surely they do not know in advance what temperatures the winter will actually bring, so I fail to see how they...
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-25-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,102
Posted By hotlips
Our reptiles are not trying to "stay warm" during...

Our reptiles are not trying to "stay warm" during hibernation, they're trying to stay alive with temperatures too cold for them to function normally. In doing so, they're conserving body weight...
Forum: Boas Discussion Forum 09-25-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By hotlips
I'm with Helen...I love the dark snakes,...

I'm with Helen...I love the dark snakes, especially with cool subtle patterns like this one has, or iridescence. He's a knock-out! :iagree:
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-21-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By hotlips
Congratulations Alexis...I'm so happy to hear...

Congratulations Alexis...I'm so happy to hear this & hopefully it will get much easier from now on...at least you know how to persist & keep asking for possible solutions...believe me, we've all...
Forum: Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes Discussion Forum 09-11-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,483
Posted By hotlips
Oh, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your snake, Fiona, after you did your absolute best to get medical help for her. Thank you for letting us all learn from your sad experience here...I've...
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-10-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By hotlips
And yes, I'd move her cage away from the TV to...

And yes, I'd move her cage away from the TV to the bedroom. Snakes can't "hear" but they feel vibrations from bass notes especially, plus the blue-screen light from electronics can interfere with...
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-10-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By hotlips
:iagree: with Socratic Monologue's post: in a...

:iagree: with Socratic Monologue's post: in a "perfect world" your first snake would be easy to feed, and everything would go as planned. That you're still trying so hard & searching for answers...
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-10-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By hotlips
One more thought: how are you thawing the...

One more thought: how are you thawing the pinkies?

It matters more with larger prey, since pinkies thaw so quick...but keep in mind that improper thawing can promote spoilage that may cause the...
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-10-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By hotlips
Also, right after you thaw the pinky & right...

Also, right after you thaw the pinky & right before you offer it, try scraping or pinching (to damage) the pinky's nose a little bit...that will release a little more scent to the snake. You should...
Forum: General Herp Talk 09-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By hotlips
Back to your snake being an ambush predator, many...

Back to your snake being an ambush predator, many new snake owners over-estimate the bravery of their snake. Remember that the prey should never seem to be approaching the snake, as that isn't the...
Forum: Preparedness & Self-Reliance Forum 08-29-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,729
Posted By hotlips
Glad to see you're thinking ahead...I've...

Glad to see you're thinking ahead...I've personally been thru a long power outage (days) caused by power lines downed by an ice storm. I keep a number of ice chests (empty & on hand stored in...
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 08-28-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,783
Posted By hotlips
One other thing, if you're about to tube-feed a...

One other thing, if you're about to tube-feed a snake (as above), it also helps to get the snake to lubricate their throat FIRST...so encourage them to drink a bit of water by gently passing their...
Forum: Venomous Snakes Discussion Forum 08-27-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,545
Posted By hotlips
Yes, that wouldn't have ended well...;) Years...

Yes, that wouldn't have ended well...;)
Years back when I often relocated rattlesnakes in the desert where I lived att, one of the ones I picked up was buzzing under a dripping outdoor hose faucet,...
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 08-15-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
Gosh, you're easy to please...? :rofl: ...

Gosh, you're easy to please...? :rofl: Congratulations though, it's a good sign.
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 08-06-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
Yes, that's exactly what that is...a...

Yes, that's exactly what that is...a hospital-grade human urethral catheter. The closed & rounded end with holes just above the tip keeps you from causing internal injuries- it's a far cry from...
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 08-06-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
Hi Helen...it's been a while, but I'm SO glad to...

Hi Helen...it's been a while, but I'm SO glad to hear that you've finally got the right equipment to tube-feed easily. I still hope to hear that he's eating again on his own one of these days...but...
Forum: Venomous Snakes Discussion Forum 07-27-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 66,015
Posted By hotlips
Glad to hear it. I have had only harmless snakes...

Glad to hear it. I have had only harmless snakes for some years now (currently 16), & while I really miss the rattlebrats, I figured 20 safe years with no hospital visits would have to be enough for...
Forum: Venomous Snakes Discussion Forum 07-27-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 66,015
Posted By hotlips
Hey Barry, how are you doing these days?

Hey Barry, how are you doing these days?
Forum: Veterinarian Practice & General Health Issues 07-20-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 39,398
Posted By hotlips
I've been wondering if you've had any change or...

I've been wondering if you've had any change or luck. Fingers crossed here too.
Forum: Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes Discussion Forum 07-20-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,483
Posted By hotlips
We sure wish you good luck with this poor snake. ...

We sure wish you good luck with this poor snake. Something's not right, & I'm glad you're going for an x-ray too...hope you (& vet) can get it figured out & are able to help her, & yeah, good thing...
Forum: Cornsnakes & Ratsnakes Discussion Forum 07-18-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,483
Posted By hotlips
You mentioned that you noticed the lump on &...

You mentioned that you noticed the lump on & off...meaning that it actually disappeared at times?

I think crypto is a possibility but because there's an extra lump on one side, it looks more like...
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