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Old 20-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Hi all.

Have had a Snow corn snake for a few months now as my bro in law works offshore and cant really look after it.

Anyway it is doing fine, got much bigger now I have it (4ft).

I have just bought an Apricot milk snake. However I have fed it 1 baby mouse per week for 2 weeks and it has not came out the other end yet.

Guy in the shop said to give it a bath in lukewarm water, good advice??



Plus I have read on here that using a bulb is better than heat mats. I have heat mats for both so am I doing it wrong?

Cheers for any advice
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Old 20-11-2012, 08:10 PM
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Ok, gave it a bath and it looked pretty desperate to get out at first, but it calmed down and had a wee swim

Its due a feed on thur so I will leave it till then to see if it has a poo.

If not anyone anymore ideas? Cant be good for it to have 2 small mice in it for this long??
 
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Are you feeding it pinkies?
Poop is mostly made of hair as this is the only bit they don't digest, since pinkies don't have any there's not usually much poop.
A bath wouldn't be necessary until it hadn't pooped for quite a few weeks and you can usually see it being stored up just above the vent.

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Old 20-11-2012, 08:54 PM
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Are you feeding it pinkies?
Poop is mostly made of hair as this is the only bit they don't digest, since pinkies don't have any there's not usually much poop.
A bath wouldn't be necessary until it hadn't pooped for quite a few weeks and you can usually see it being stored up just above the vent.

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No its on small mice, never had a snake from this age so not sure whether to keep feeding it or not

Is it ok to carry on feeding and it will go when its ready or should I hold back until its had a poo?

The shop never told me if it was pooing regularly or not. I still have their feeding schedule and it was on a mouse a week.
 
Old 21-11-2012, 05:09 PM
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Just checked and still nothing.

Should I feed him as he is due a feed tomorrow??
 

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