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Does This Poo Look Weird? (Burm)

Discussion in 'Burmese Pythons' started by AjaMichelle, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

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  2. TJOHNSON722

    TJOHNSON722 Elite Member

    That doesn't look like what my snakes poop. What has he been eating?? It looks runny almost. That could make a difference. Mine only eat rats so far. Maybe I'm wrong though. Hey at least he's pooping though.
     
  3. pandorasbox

    pandorasbox Elite Member

    are you sure it wasn't a horse???
     
  4. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    That's what I thought too! It does look sort of runny. He eats rabbits. He's been drinking a ton of water over the last few days and I'm thinking he's just really hydrated. I am definitely glad he's pooping. :)

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  5. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Looks runny, any other signs of anything? keep an eye on him I would say......
     
  6. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    Everything else seems fine. His last poo was little crumbles instead of large softball sized poos.
     
  7. Juice

    Juice Member

    It kind of looks runny to me but nothing horrible. What do you feed him? Maybe he got water down there to do that. My burm should be pooping soon I'm dreading the day since his poops are bigger than my dogs and smell worse.
     
  8. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    it does look a bit runny, maybe a take a sample in for a parasite exam just in case. Better safe than sorry!
     
  9. gapeachkatie

    gapeachkatie Elite Member

    I would also recommend a fecal exam, but if he has been drinking a lot lately, he can possibly have something else going on. Hope everything is well, and that he gets adjusted to normal bowel movements soon.
     
  10. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    I had taken his water box out of the enclosure and was opting instead for baths every few days because of his scale issues. The scale issue appears to be resolved so I gave him his water box back. As a result, he's been playing in his water CONSTANTLY since. I would say his water consumption is totally normal given the circumstances. He's already cut back on drinking. He had only had his box for about three days before the poop.

    I can say pretty positively that he does not have parasites. His rabbits are safely dewormed. However, I can't be 100% sure, so if this happens again I'll definitely have a fecal test done if I am able to.

    I think it's just a result of having had so much water to drink before pooping. :)
     

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