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Help with Prolapsed Hemipenes

Discussion in 'Kingsnakes' started by CuriousIntrovert, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. CuriousIntrovert

    CuriousIntrovert New Member

    Hello Everyone.

    Went to feed my 12yo King today and discovered he has what I believe to be a prolapsed hemipenes. Soaking him in warm water right now to clean off debris. This has never happened before. So what else should I do and why does this happen? Should I seek medical attention as well? Thanks for the advice in advance!

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  2. EriksExotics

    EriksExotics Elite Member

    I'd take him to a vet
  3. CuriousIntrovert

    CuriousIntrovert New Member

    I called they cant get him in until Saturday at 11... Hopefully it doesn't get worse. I feel so terrible. There are no other reptile specialists around me either. :(
  4. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    it can be fixed!!!! Use a lube like vasaline and gently push it back in, I've seen guys do it with far worst. the thing is to then tape the opening for a day or two Keep it wet while it's out or it can be damaged and die. I'll look at the info again and see if I can get better details for you
  5. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    okay the soak is a good thing. You got any prepH? you can use that as well to lube and get it back in. I know tape is bad for snakes but this is an extreme case and it will help the animal deal with any swelling and keeping it all in. Also raise your humidity a bit (know nothing about kingsnakes but humidity will help the problem). keep a close eye on it but if it continues to happen it'll need a vet's opinion. This is passed on to me from people far more experienced then myself who have over comed this issue before. Good luck it's all I got!!!

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