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Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Vinny, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    If it by chance happens to be a very large sliver, you'll definitely want a vet involved, just in case.

    Keep us posted!
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny Member

    Hello guys,

    Here's what happen about 5 mins ago. I took of the snake to check it and when I touched the spot that thing came off. I'm going to make a picture of it for all of you to see it. I'm still curious of what it was.
     
  3. TamJam

    TamJam Elite Member

    Very interested to see a close up shot of it! How about the part of the snake it was on? Is that OK? Any bleeding or scar?

    Maybe it was a wood splinter that got caught in the snake's skin.
     
  4. Vinny

    Vinny Member

    I spoke with my vet today. He was also unable to tell me what was it because as I wrote in my previous post the thing came off, but there is no scar or anything else visible on the outside. Pretty strange.... When the thing came off it looked like a mouse toe-nail. Anyways my little guy seems to be doing just fine... I made a pic for all of you guys to see the size of the "thing" and I will post it tomorrow, cause it's on my cell and I don't have the cable with me over here.
     
  5. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    Hi Vinny, I am glad everything worked out alright. If you ever do find out what it was- let us know. It could have been a toe nail, maybe it poked through after he ate it. Who knows, the good thing is he is doing okay!
     
  6. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    I`m pleased to hear the snake is o.k now, I thought it might have been part of a rib (mouse), because it would be very sharp and could have punctured the intestines and come out of the side of the animal.
     
  7. Vinny

    Vinny Member

    Here is the photo of the "thing" that came out. It's the white thing on the left side of the coin. The size of the coin is about a half of the US quarter.

    http://636.hit.bg/DSC00071%5B1%5D
     
  8. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    It`s very difficult to tell what it is, except it doesn`t look like part of the snake, maybe you could compare it to one of the claws on a mouse, it seems to be straight, not curved? The main thing is, the snake is o.k. (A mystery)!!
    Off topic, but I would like to ask if keeping reptiles is a popular hobby in Bulgaria, and is it expensive to buy the differnet types, also, do you need a license to keep any of them?
     
  9. Vinny

    Vinny Member

    Actually it was curved, but you can't see it on the image. The good thing is that the snake is OK :)

    It's getting quite popular, but not as much as I wish. The different types of reptiles are expensive over here and that's probably because the market is not that big. You don't need a licence, but you have to register your animal at the ministry of enviroment and water agency in the region you live. They take photos of it, meause it etc. The funny part of the registration is that both of the officials that came at my apartment to take care of the registration were scared as **** from the snake and the poor guy was only 25 cm by that time :D

    Another problem is finding a good reptilian vet. I'm lucky that I have one of the best reptile specialists in Bulgaria only 100 km from me.
     
  10. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    That picture is very good- if I didn't know better, I would swear that was a snake tooth! Probably it isn't, but it looks a lot like it. Thanks for posting the photo.
     
  11. Vinny

    Vinny Member

    You're quite right that it looks like a snake tooth, but probably it isn't cause my guy have never met other snakes :) I'm going to look for a female, but I think he's currently too young :)
     
  12. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    You may never know what the piece was, if you do though, PLEASE let me know I am so curious. Good luck getting him a female. I just bred my big girl to a three year old male for the first time and I didn't think they were ever going to STOP! Maybe, this will be a good sign and I will have LOTS of babies soon.
     
  13. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Good luck David as always!,
    Photos, don`t foget the photos, if and when, (lots of them), and don`t take so long the hatchlings are half grown by the time you get the pics. :D
     
  14. Vinny

    Vinny Member

    Good Luck David!!! When do you expect the babies. Can you post a little how to since you're going to have experience with boa babies. I'm very interested to find some info on breeding from first hand.
     

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