Dumerils Boa Discharge

Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Mitton » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:31 pm

Last weekend I found this discharge in my female Dumerils Boa's cage. She is huge and looks very pregnant but still eats, she ate 2 large rats yesterday.
What could this be, is it something of concern?
She has been acting normal and like I said she ate a week after I found this but could it be that she is full of slugs and was not fertilised by the male?

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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Serpy » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:59 pm

That looks like slugs to me mate... Pity
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby froot » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Yip those are slugs, not very well formed ones though which would be my only concern, she might still have more in her. Don't worry about the failed breeding, they got the mating part right and it will improve next season.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Bushviper » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:24 am

Yeah those are slugs which have broken open. You are still welcome to pop by the vet here and have her sonared.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Mitton » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:45 am

The thing is just that this discharge was small, only 1 slug. She is still huge, so is she then still full of slugs or is there a chance that the rest could be babies.
I know it is not easy to say if there are babies or only slugs but has anyone else ever had a slug out and then later still healthy babies?
If she is full of slugs and only 1 came out, could there be problems with all this stuff is stuck inside her? She surely would have gone into labour to get 1 out?

BV, will the vet be available this Saturday for me to bring her through?
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Bushviper » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:54 am

Should be. I can phone and find out for you.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby rolandslf » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:00 am

Last year my one female had 11 slugs, 3 still born and 1 live born.
The other female had 7 slugs and 4 still born.

This year only the first mentioned female seems to be pregnant.
I may be wrong but depending on mating time etc. shouldn't they only drop babies around the middle of January or there abouts?
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Mitton » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:25 pm

After my female dropped this slug in November she dropped 2 more (whole) slugs about a month later.
Tonight she started dropping babies, well so far one that is half out and unfortunately dead and not in an embryonic sac. She looks to be having trouble getting this one out, it almost looks like it comes out a bit and then goes back in so only the head sticks out. I almost just want to grip the head and pull it out but will give her time, she has been busy with this one for about an hour and the furthest it has been out is about 5cm.
Am I worrying for nothing or should the 1st one come out a bit easier than this? It is exciting and sad at the same time, I really hope there is something positive to come.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Mitton » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:47 am

The dead baby came out last night but nothing else. I'll go and get some Bone-Aid Calcium today and give her some later.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Snakes4Africa » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:39 am

Aaargh!! Not fun. The calcium will help if she is lacking muscle strength, but not if she has a blockage of some sort. Is she still huge? Does she look stressed or tired?
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Mitton » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:27 am

I don't really think there is a block but won't be able to say for sure. She is still very big and def still has something in her.
She does look a bit tired and has been in the same position since 5am this morning.
Maybe I just need to give her more time till I get home from work and see then.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Bushviper » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:08 am

Mitton you are not having luck with that girl. She has really had you on highs and lows so often you wonder if it worth breeding her. Lets hope she pops out nice babies soon.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:21 am

Mitton, maybe you must bring her through for a sonar. This does not sound good.

Was the baby formed properly? I've seen a female Boa which after autopsy had half decomposing babies in her.
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby Mitton » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:34 am

BB, I would not really want to move her just yet, will 1st see what she does today and then decide.
The baby was perfectly formed, nice and big but just dead. So I don't think there will be anything decomposing yet.

I gave the cage (not her) a good spray before I left for work. One thing I did notice was that she is in the blue.

Bushviper wrote:Lets hope she pops out nice babies soon.
Yeah, for all this that she has put me through she can just give me 1 albino to make up for it. :D
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Re: Dumerils Boa Discharge

Postby rolandslf » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:05 am

@ Mitton - My Dumeril gave birth on the same day that she shed.
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