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Old 12-26-2017, 05:44 PM   #1
Donald C
Recovering Nicely

At the last Columbia Repticon, I picked up the only drymarchon at the show: an unfortunate and under-the-weather YT cribo. As was apparent just from looking at it, it was (1) an import, and (2) severely neglected.

After the much needed vet exam, it was determined that the animal was underweight, several layers of retained spectacles on both eyes, a horrendous gut-load of parasites, and a bacterial infection starting just behind the head and extending back about 3" and going completely around the snake's neck.

Thankfully, after some small time and attention, she is down to just one retained spectacle on a single eye, the bacterial infection appears to be gone (with the affected and recovering scales appearing white and scarred belly scoots), and the parasite load is down to a single specie. She is also moving toward eating regularly on unscented quail left for her, usually eaten within 30 min of being shown to her.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:48 AM   #2
Nice to see this. With your dedication I'm sure she will thrive. Keep post updated and Happy New Year!
Old 01-01-2018, 05:31 PM   #3
Well done, that must have involved a lot of work. Glad it paid off.
Old 01-02-2018, 07:20 AM   #4
Donald C
Thanks. I was very certain what all was needed when I saw the animal, which made things easier.
Old 02-02-2018, 12:51 AM   #5
Lucky snake, that you bought her!
Old 02-02-2018, 06:24 AM   #6
Donald C
She's doing quite well. I have a fecal sample to send in next week to get the all clear (hopefully) next week. She's also taking f/t quail off of the tongs now.
Old 02-02-2018, 02:17 PM   #7
That's awesome! I can remember wanting one of these magnificent creatures (back some years, I don't any longer, as I got involved with many other kinds instead, lol).
Old 03-10-2018, 10:01 AM   #8
Donald C
She's making nice progress. The fecal sample came back negative for parasites and she is now taking food off the tongs, including rats. Just one last retained eye cap that I should be able to clear in her next shed.
Old 03-10-2018, 04:03 PM   #9
Hey, that's great news. I'll bet she feels a whole lot better.

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