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Can partially digested food pass?

09-25-2008, 03:38 PM
Was checking on my aneries just now and found a mouse tail and a bit of fur in Trixie's bin. She's had a couple of regurges in the last 6 months. Both were associated with feeding her in a shed cycle, so I've been pretty careful about keeping track of her.

This find did NOT stink to high heaven as her previous regurges have. Could it be possible that she passed the tail and bit of fur all the way through?

Either way, I'll probably skip her next meal on Sunday. Problem is that I'm out of town all of next week, home for the weekend, then out from the 6th to the 10th, and then again from the 14th to the 31st. Wife will handle the two feedings while I'm gone.

09-25-2008, 03:46 PM
I've for sure seen fur come out. The only time I've seen what looked like a tail was from a chronic regurger. The substance, like yours, didn't smell. I find it unlikely that when the regurge was _fresh_, though, there was no odor. Is there any trace of urates at all? I used to think that if you could find the tail, it was a regurge, but I'm not so sure any more.

09-25-2008, 03:50 PM
http://tinyurl.com/2sct9h Here's a couple pics.

09-25-2008, 04:02 PM
Hard to say if there were urates. The (originally) white fure is gray/black. No foul smell at all (and yup, I put the stuff right up to my nose).

I'm doing a full clean out of everyone's bins since I'll going to be gone so much, so when I get to her's I'll go through it more carefully to check if she regurged more elsewhere. I just can't get over the lack of smell.

If I can't find anything, I'll still skip this Sunday's feeding, but the following week I'll start her back up with a large pink, rather than a very small one as I did the previous (and obvious) regurges.

09-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Ok I know I'm new here but I know that with ball pythons when they regurge they lose a lot of the acids in their stomachs that are essential in breaking down food to digest it. I'd imagine it's the same with corns. It sounds like she's lost a lot of the acids in her stomach and is unable to break down the rodents. She may still be getting some nutrients from them but it wouldn't be as much as if she was at 100%. I can't really offer any suggestions as far as feed or don't feed since I really don't have as much experience with corns as other people here but I would say that if she's every going to build that stomach acid back up again she would need to have the nutrients to do it.

Just my .02:p