Want an edit button and other perks? Become a contributing member! Click here.

Go Back Forums > The CornSnake Forums > Health Issues/Feeding Problems
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Health Issues/Feeding Problems Anything related to general or specific health problems. Issues having to do with feeding problems or tips.

My corn snakes passed and wanted some advice
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-09-2019, 08:01 AM   #1
My corn snakes passed and wanted some advice

Hello I'm new to the site and just wanted To get some advice.

So about 3~ weeks ago I bought a baby corn snake from the pet shop. For 2 weeks it would not eat anything. When I tried feeding it, it would avoid it as if interested or scared of the food. But it was pretty normal otherwise roamed around the case and drank water. So after two weeks I was a little worried so I decided to take her to the vet. The vets diagnosis was that she had enteritis and there was a lot of bacteria in her stomach. So he prescribed some meds for the week and told me that I have to assist feed her.

Before I continue I'll give whatever background I can about the snake. She was pretty tiny for one maybe about 8-10 inches. Skinnier than a pencil. Which either led me to believe that she was either malnourished or recently hatched. So as for age I couldn't tell you, the store didn't have much info on her. She has access to two sources of water, the temp in her case ranged from 25c on one side to 35c on the other. Has a hide on both sides so she can choose her temp.

So continuing, I took her home and let her rest. The following week I did as the doctor said, gave her meds once a day and feed her a leg of a pinky mouse 2 times a week. After a week I went back to the vet to get a check up. He said that the bacteria had decreased, but since she was so tiny and wouldn't eat I would need to keep up the assisted feeding. Slowly she seemed more and more lethargic, and when I got home today she had passed and had a greenish black area in her belly area.

Is it something I need to worry as I have 2 other snakes. They're doing well and have no problems eating and is a pretty good size.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:56 PM.

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.02523303 seconds with 10 queries
Copyright Rich Zuchowski/SerpenCo