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*PICS* Monty's Recovery

Discussion in 'Burmese Pythons' started by AjaMichelle, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. AjaMichelle

    AjaMichelle Elite Member

    My Burmese python, Monty, developed a number of superficial wounds recently that I thought were an infection. I blamed myself. It turns out, it wasn't completely my fault, and it wasn't an infection.

    Monty has a hard time moving around in his enclosure because the floor is fairly slick tile. He has had two rough sheds and a few issues with abrasions.

    It turns out, he was rubbing himself raw on the walls. I went through with pantyhose essentially and covered all of the abrasive spots and gave him a quick-dry rug. He really REALLY liked the rug. I don't think he left it for days. It takes up most of the floor area and some of one of the walls, basically covering the entire floor except his basking spot. WIN!

    He shed this week. It was flawless! His shed was in two PERFECT cylindrical pieces. He also pooped and the rug made clean-up so easy! No poop art this time!!! It also prevented him from lying in any fluids until I could clean it up!

    As for the abrasions, they are completely gone. He's 100% intact.




    I let him swim in the tub and drink, then applied an antiseptic wash, about every 3 to 5 days. I had removed his water box to drop the rH


    Soaking his eyes


    A few days ago:



    What a relief! :) And it's feeding time again.

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  2. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    One item we used to use on the big snake enclosures was the egg creat sheeting used with lighting fixtures in offices. .500"X2'X4' White Egg Crate No connection to this company just showing what I'm talking about.

    This was layed down under the carpeting substrate that allowed liquid waste to drain through the carpeting and away from the snakes till we could get to them. Worked wonders :)

    Glad to see everything worked out well for both of you :)
  3. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    He looks AMAZING! You did a wonderful job of taking care of him. I love the bathtub shots!!
  4. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great news Aja! Monty looks great, glad that all your hard work payed off for both of you.

    I think you need a larger tub, lol
  5. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Well done Aja, nice to see him all healed and healthy!
  6. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    Congrats on the recovery! He's looking good and I'm sure ready for a nice fat rabbit ;)

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