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Old 01-31-2021, 11:18 PM   #11
Flagyl is not just an antibiotic - it can be used to treat certain parasitic infections (Giardia, amoebic-based, etc.) that can lead to regurg, too.
Old 02-01-2021, 12:03 AM   #12
Rich Z
Flagyl can also be an appetite stimulant too, FYI. Not too sure how many people know that little nugget.
Old 02-01-2021, 12:08 AM   #13
Rich Z
Originally Posted by hypnoctopus View Post
This is what I have heard as well, but it doesn't really make sense to me. Metronidazole is an antibiotic (as in, kills bacteria), and the reason a snake will get into a regurge cycle is because the beneficial bacteria in the stomach has been depleted, so how does administering an antibiotic help? I guess maybe it just helps 'reset' them? Not trying to say you're wrong, just something I've been wondering about.
My guess is that if the gut becomes overwhelmed with "bad" bacteria, you may have no other choice but to "reset" the bacteria load. And it may be why my earlier stated regimen seemed to work, because the very small meals helped introduce the "good" bacteria back into the gut without overloading the system with too large of a meal. Merely speculation, of course.
Old 02-01-2021, 01:54 AM   #14
Where would I get this flagyl and would it tell me how much to give my baby corn snake?
Old 02-01-2021, 01:56 AM   #15

There’s a pic of my baby
Old 02-01-2021, 01:59 AM   #16
I know this is my first snake but she just seems small to me for almost being 5 months old. What age should she be going to fuzzies? Because right now she looks no where near the size to swallow a fuzzy
Old 02-01-2021, 03:46 AM   #17
Age isn't really a very good metric for determining feeder size since the snake's size is almost entirely dependant on how much and how often they're being fed. The best thing to do is weigh her with a kitchen gram scale to determine which size prey would be best.

Rich and LyraFamily, thank you both for your explanations - makes total sense.
Old 02-01-2021, 08:13 AM   #18
Will they all weigh differently too? Going to pick up a scale today to weigh her and will update this thread with how much she weighs and maybe someone can tell me if that’s in the range of a 4.2 month old corn snake
Old 02-01-2021, 10:43 AM   #19
She weighs 7 grams to me this seems under weight but I feed her every Tuesday and Saturday 1 pinky. Could this mean she is sick from the regurgitation that occurred about 2 weeks ago
Old 02-01-2021, 11:28 AM   #20
She possibly regurged because you are feeding too often. Some will feed as often as every 4 days, but that's power feeding for rapid growth which is not good for a reptile. Most people feed every 5 to 7 days.

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