Emerald tree boa help... - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Snakes


  #1 (permalink)  
Old 23-10-2007, 10:40 PM
HABU's Avatar
Posting Deity
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 71,221
Send a message via MSN to HABU
Default Emerald tree boa help...

i have this young(3foot) W.C. northern. it eats but wants to throw up after it's meal is almost completely digested. nothing much but some skin an a bone or two. it assimilates almost everything but the little left over. has anyone had experience with this?. i'm trying to build the floral up and acclimate it and it drinks and feeds but sometimes just doesn't entirely digest it's food item. i think it may just be nerves....anyone? it poo's regularly...



__________________
http://i62.tinypic.com/206n0k0.jpg
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 23-10-2007, 10:42 PM
Fangio's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chelmsford
Posts: 13,877
Default

Dunno mate - maybe get it checked for hookworm? Caused some of mine to regurge. Not kept emeralds though so may be other reasons.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 12:15 AM
HABU's Avatar
Posting Deity
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 71,221
Send a message via MSN to HABU
Default

ah! it regurged, i knew that would happen..i can stop it if i tap the tail...that stops the reflex..but my mom needed a can opener so i had to go over there even though i knew i shouldn't...%&&*^[email protected]#@^!!!!



__________________
http://i62.tinypic.com/206n0k0.jpg
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:03 AM
Rick_Albig's Avatar
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manchester
Posts: 345
Default

What are your temps? Try dropping them into the low 70's and allow the meal to digest slower. The theory behind this is that the slower digestion of ETB's is greatly stressed with the high temps causing to food to break down rapidly, thus resulting in reguritation.

The most common causes of regurg problems with ETB's are:

Overfeeding (only feed adults once every two weeks)
Too larger pray items (feed smaller meals)
Keeping them too hot (75NTL and 85DTH's)

Hope this helps,

Rick
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:08 AM
Gold Star Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Over the hills and far away
Posts: 5,282
Send a message via MSN to darkdan99
Default

It sounds like worms to me. A mate had the same problem (same symptoms anyway) with some WC hortulanus.

Put the temps to 70's, and treat using drontal/panacure wormer using 60% of the dose by weight for a cat.

Then offer a 1/2 sized food item every two weeks.

Put some avi pro plus in the water to aid gut flora and vitamins, it will also help with stress.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:11 AM
HABU's Avatar
Posting Deity
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 71,221
Send a message via MSN to HABU
Default

i do that and you are exactly right. trial and error is what we always have to do but with these fresh imports, they can just get spooked so i cover the cage..this is a problem i welcome...more than one keeper has said it's incurable...but i'm going to figure it all out if i am able...it's making progress and that was said to be impossible..jeez! i love this hobby! i get to learn...i noticed after i gave it plain yogurt, after like two weeks, it got much better. regurge syndrome isn't a death sentence...



__________________
http://i62.tinypic.com/206n0k0.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:13 AM
HABU's Avatar
Posting Deity
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 71,221
Send a message via MSN to HABU
Default

it just pukes up the skin...



__________________
http://i62.tinypic.com/206n0k0.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:14 AM
HABU's Avatar
Posting Deity
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 71,221
Send a message via MSN to HABU
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick_Albig View Post
What are your temps? Try dropping them into the low 70's and allow the meal to digest slower. The theory behind this is that the slower digestion of ETB's is greatly stressed with the high temps causing to food to break down rapidly, thus resulting in reguritation.

The most common causes of regurg problems with ETB's are:

Overfeeding (only feed adults once every two weeks)
Too larger pray items (feed smaller meals)
Keeping them too hot (75NTL and 85DTH's)

Hope this helps,

Rick
it does, somes silly low temps they seem to like!!



__________________
http://i62.tinypic.com/206n0k0.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:14 AM
Gold Star Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Over the hills and far away
Posts: 5,282
Send a message via MSN to darkdan99
Default

well avi pro plus is a product that promotes healthy gut flora, in the same way natural youghurt will but it is designed for the reptiles.

It will help ease the stress of importation.

If i were you i would leave them covered for the foreseeable future, keep temps low and treat for worms ASAP.

Also get some avipro, but if you cant try unflavoured yacult or somthing simlar.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2007, 01:15 AM
Rick_Albig's Avatar
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manchester
Posts: 345
Default

What are you feeding?
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emerald tree boa and Green tree python for sale with set up's (portsmouth hampshire) ch-risss Snake Classifieds 25 29-06-2011 01:59 PM
Emerald Tree Boa and Green Tree Python with set-up's for sale (portsmouth) ch-risss Snake Classifieds 9 30-09-2009 10:21 PM
emerald tree boas and green tree pythons nickjlucey Snakes 4 12-05-2009 12:33 PM
emerald tree boa or green tree python teegsta Snakes 3 05-03-2009 06:53 PM
Green tree pythons/ emerald tree boas Nick Newt Snakes 4 21-08-2008 02:36 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:44 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)