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weird behavior-feeding problem
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Old 10-06-2003, 10:32 PM   #1
weird behavior-feeding problem

I've had my adult anery corn for a few months now, and she's _never_ been a very good eater. At first, she'd eat only pinky rats, took one or two small mice, and that was it. Now she won't take anything-live or f/t. Left her in with a live small mouse, and she pooped all over it!

So I tried to assist-feed her a pinky rat last night. She kept puking it back up. Wouldn't make any attempt to swallow it. Ended up having to force-feed her (she hasn't eaten for a month-tried everything), which didn't work out so well either.

She kept the food in her throat ALL NIGHT and I finally had to pull the bloated rat pink out this morning so she wouldn't get sick. She didn't even try to swallow it whatsoever. I also noticed some chunky yellow stuff stuck to the rat, could have been from it bursting.

She's very lethargic, and her throat has not gone back to its shape. I know I didn't hurt her during the force feeding process, as I've had to force feed quite a number of herps before and never had a problem.

I've never seen this in any of my corns. I'm going to call the vet tomorrow, and hopefully they can help. She has no other symptoms, when I brought her in for sexing about 3 months ago, her fecal was A+ and I haven't introduced any other corns to her or made any major changes to her environmental conditions. All my other corns are perfectly healthy.

Any ideas?
Old 10-07-2003, 11:21 PM   #2
13mur 6
chunky yellow stuff sounds like mouth rot. Not sure if ever a decaying rat would give you chunky yellow stuff.

-Lemur 6
Old 10-07-2003, 11:42 PM   #3
Looks like mouthrot too, but she didn't have it before I tried to force-feed her. Could it start up overnight?

She's also my only sick snake, she's been separated from the others since she got here-I'm a bit irritated at the person I bought her from right now.

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