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Old 08-11-2015, 03:45 PM
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Hi all. After a year of being missing my fave boa has returned (he managed to work a vent loose). I had given up hope but he stuck his head out from under the kitchen cupboards/oven last Tuesday much to my wife's great shock!

He has lost a lot of weight and looked very sorry for himself. I took him to a vet and he is now having antibiotic injections for a mouth infection and on critical care formula. He still has not eaten . Fingers crossed he should be ok after a bit of TLC! I'm over the moon to have him back.

The vet said to try a small mouse to get him feeding again but so far he has ignored it? How easy do snakes get back to feeding after such a long time and will he eat if he still has a mouth infection? Temps and humidity are all good.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:46 PM
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No real advice, but I'm glad you got him back.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:43 PM
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amazing! I lost a ball python years ago, I had asked my dad to keep the humidity up when i was away for week as he was shedding. When i came back one corner of the lid wasnt on securely and he was gone and never seen again. Years later though I was cutting the hedge and a dunnocks nest fell out, I decided to try and hatch them myself in the airing cupboard. long story short a few weeks later all the eggs had hatched (i checked them daily) but there wasnt a chick in sight. So maybe just maybe it was charles lol. I would imagine its gunna take a while for the meds to really start kicking in and im sure he will be right back on it!
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:05 PM
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i bet you are over the moon that you found him ive herd that people have some look dipping the mouse in tuna brine i think it was
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:21 PM
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Should treat him like a new snake, give time to settle back in, let his mouth heal and hope he then eats.
FANTASTIC you got him back
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:57 PM
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I am chuffed to bits but worried about him not eating for so long. He was really well feed before he went missing which was lucky. I looked so hard for him as well (floor boards and carpet lifted as well). He is so good natured and even now is as good as ever, even when I give him injections and tube feed him water and the critical care formula. Welcome back Brian!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:59 PM
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Awesome news, so glad you got him back, i wouldn't worry right now about feeding just hydrating and meds, he'll be fine for another few weeks just get him well and they try to feed.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:07 PM
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How is his temprement after so long on his own?
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:16 PM
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I am chuffed to bits but worried about him not eating for so long. He was really well feed before he went missing which was lucky. I looked so hard for him as well (floor boards and carpet lifted as well). He is so good natured and even now is as good as ever, even when I give him injections and tube feed him water and the critical care formula. Welcome back Brian!!

Well we know that snakes can go for ages without food .. Record is 21 months ( Royal ) I believe .

That said he could have been feasting on families of mice for all you know ..
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How is his temprement after so long on his own?
Just the same. Chilled and super calm.
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