Help! Snake has eaten plastic bag with mice inside! - Page 2 - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > Help and Chat > Snakes


  #11 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Donnie76's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,125
Default

Let's not feed the troll, unless we feed them stuff wrapped in plastic
liam peel likes this.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:17 PM
NBLADE's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romford - Essex
Posts: 14,312
Send a message via MSN to NBLADE
Default

I had a female common boa break out her viv and eat a bag of 50 jumbo mice that were defrosting, they were still sealed inside the bag that they came from the supplier in. She passed the bag about 2 weeks later, completely digested the mice.
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:22 PM
Artisan's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Apocalypse Central....
Posts: 13,305
Default

I have a boa that broke out its viv while I was at work. Cooked a chicken dinner, robbed one of my jam donuts....then washed the dishes
__________________
Promoting Quality Care Of Boas & Various Geckos
-------------------------------------------

Artisan Reptiles - Facebook
-------------------------------------------
Lover & keeper of Boa Constrictor - Morphs/Commons/Dwarfs/BCI/BCC/BCA
plus
various Day, Satanic Leaftailed, Leachianus, other Gecko species
&
Western Hognose among other beautiful creatures!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:26 PM
Christophe's Avatar
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Canterbury, Kent
Posts: 2,494
Default

Who were the mice intended for? If he's managed to take two at the same time (rather than one after the other) it might suggest the food is too small.
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:27 PM
Christophe's Avatar
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Canterbury, Kent
Posts: 2,494
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NBLADE View Post
I had a female common boa break out her viv and eat a bag of 50 jumbo mice that were defrosting, they were still sealed inside the bag that they came from the supplier in. She passed the bag about 2 weeks later, completely digested the mice.
Wow, Niall, this is insane! Was the bag open when the boa took it?
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:29 PM
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Basement
Posts: 2,724
Default

Real or not..
I personally would make the snake regurgitate the whole lot, as the OP has mentioned, if the bag is sealed and unbroken inside the animal, the possibility of serious internal damage is quite high when you essentially inflate a balloon inside a snake.

As the OP has not even stated the species of snake... I dont believe it. BUT, I would rather be one of the ones that offered advice/'what I would do', if it turns out to be a true story..

Tom
zombietomb and Carmil07 like this.
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:30 PM
Premier Citizen
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: chester
Posts: 2,203
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
I have a boa that broke out its viv while I was at work. Cooked a chicken dinner, robbed one of my jam donuts....then washed the dishes
At least he did the decent and washed the dishes
Artisan and liam peel like this.
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:30 PM
Egg
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Default

Yes, I know it was a stupid thing to do. Hindsight is a great thing. I was keeping the mice from the cat who was desperate to get to them. I hadn't done this before (won't do again!).

I have had this snake for 15 years and successfully bred her on several occasions. It was just a momentary lapse in judgement.

If the advice is to make the snake regurgitate, what would be the safest way to do this?


Last edited by sdeblebo; 27-03-2013 at 11:35 PM..
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:33 PM
NBLADE's Avatar
Postaholic Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Romford - Essex
Posts: 14,312
Send a message via MSN to NBLADE
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christophe View Post
Wow, Niall, this is insane! Was the bag open when the boa took it?
Nope sealed shut, as they come in bags of 50, she was a 6ft boa, and i hadn't put the wedge in properly in the glass and she had pushed it out, they were defrosting to feed all the young royals i had at the time, the stomach acids must have broke down the bag and allowed her to digest all the mice, then she pooed out the remains of the bag. 50 mice did leave a decent bulge though and she wasn't fed again for a good few months.
Janine00, emmabee and Kraeka like this.
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 27-03-2013, 11:33 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Exeter, Devon
Posts: 468
Default

I'd be tempted to gently squish on it and agitate the snake enough to warrant it regurgitating it. If that's a bag in there, that probably won't come out the other end.
stark likes this.
__________________


Closed Thread

Tags
corn , plastic bag , snake

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
Beardie may have eaten a plastic!help Bennewell Lizards 5 18-12-2012 10:08 PM
My dog nearly got eaten by a snake!!! RhianB87 Snake Pictures 9 22-11-2011 07:07 PM
W Midlands Show Mice & Fancys. pics inside xXcherryXx Domestic & Exotics Classifieds 1 23-08-2011 10:37 AM
is it ok to keep mice in plastic storage boxes? andy20146 Feeder 5 15-05-2011 11:15 PM
plastic with metal rat mice breeding cages kev a rep Domestic & Exotics Classifieds 7 20-11-2009 05:43 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:58 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™)