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    Reptile Rescue Need Help

    hello, well I rescued a boa and she was in sand, shes about 6 feet long or a little more. She has sand caked on the inside ridge of her mouth, ive been giveing her warm baths and she has gotten some off! I was wondering what the least harmfull way is that I can get the rest out of her mouth. I have gotten a little bit out with the end of a long q-tip. Anyone got any tips?






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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    Oh my goodness, sounds like she may need a vet, if she has sand built up inside her mouth imagine what her little snake belly looks like...
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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    I agree!
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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    yeah its horrable. I was thinking of helping before she goes to the vets if i could. She goes to the vets next week.

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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    I would hold off on feeding until she visits the vet then, I don't know how to get stuck sand from the inside of her mouth and you could cause more damage while trying. Just keep her temps up and provide plenty of fresh water...she is probably stressed...what are her temps now? Do you know when the last time she ate was, what type of condition was she kept in before you received her?

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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    I agree. Leave her alone. Sand is abrasive and the interior of the mouth could be easily damaged. Its also possible that there is some sort of infection that the sand is stuck to.
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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    ok sounds good i will do that, thanks for all the help on that!

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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    she is at around 90-95 basking side and around 75-80 in the cool side. As far as I know it she ate last month, im not going to try to feed till its cleared out. She was in sand when I got her. Shes on newspaper now.

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    Good luck at the vet, and please keep us updated!

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    Re: Reptile Rescue Need Help

    It's sad but a good thing you got her out of that situation. Good luck at the Vet's!

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