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Postby kimberleysucks » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:20 pm

well. Today my corn snake died. And I am sad. However, I want a new reptile. Does ANYBODY in the Kimberley region have a snake, lizard or such that they could give or sell to me? I'm not too specific about what breed. I just want something to fill that void. Please reply A.S.A.P .. Please be advised, I am on an extremely low budget. :smt022
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Postby Ales » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Well I suggest you find out why your snake died before considering getting anything else...
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Postby sega » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:31 pm

I agree with Ales.
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Postby kimberleysucks » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:30 pm

she died because of a stump in the tank. I only NOW found out that the stump is aspen wood. I feel so responsible. But one must learn I suppose. Anyway, I went and BOUGHT a stump. I would buy myself the twin corn. But I simply don't have the R300 .. I still have frozen pinkies , live mice and a full tank. I really just want something to fill that void. I was going to phone Beryl Wilson upon instruction, but she is on sick leave. So I still feel pretty lonely and well, the tank is still empty. Now I know not to let aspen near my tank. I think I have the basics down.
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Postby Westley Price » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:42 pm

I think you are mistaken, aspen should not be a problem for any reptile. In fact, some of the best reptile bedding is made from aspen shavings.

Keep on looking to find out why the snake died.

What is/was your set0up like? What heat did you use? Substrate? Temperatres?
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Postby kimberleysucks » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:13 pm

hmmm. After a second look at my setup. I realised, her water dish was far too large. Her snout was wet after her death, she was still warm. Her eyes had turned white and her body was stiff. She was definately dead. I think she drowned. She was laying near the dish. Is this a possibility?
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Postby Westley Price » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:47 pm

Snakes are really good swimmers and will just benefit from a large water bowl.

Keep looking man. Thats how we all learn.
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Postby TJ&ACP » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:55 pm

You are saying “Her snout was wet after her death, she was still warm. Her eyes had turned white and her body was stiff”
This doesn’t match. If it is stiff it can not be warm or was there a time frame between.
Her snout was wet, wet as in watery wet or mucus
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Postby bubblesharp » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:34 am

TJ&ACP wrote:You are saying “Her snout was wet after her death, she was still warm. Her eyes had turned white and her body was stiff”
This doesn’t match. If it is stiff it can not be warm or was there a time frame between.
Her snout was wet, wet as in watery wet or mucus


I agree still warm, can't be stiff.

But then again a warm snake? what was the temperature inside the cage? Unless the snake was lying dead on the heat pad? Something doesn't make sense here.

How long did you have the snake? and how big and old was the snake? how often did you feed it and what did you feed it?
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:27 pm

Warm snakes are usually an indication that they have overheated. What are the temperatures in the cage at the hottest spot, at the coldest spot and general air temperature. Was the cage in direct sunlight by any chance?
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Postby kimberleysucks » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:35 pm

greetings. Excuse the delayed reply. Now, after further examination. I noticed she was laying on her heating pad just before she died. And whilst I found her. Then, I thought about it. Phoned a vet in C.P.T and realized. It was mucus. I then did some research, checking the advice of the vet. And came to the conclusion that she might have had a respitory infection. Because just before I put her in her tank, she was in a small container with extremely fine sand in it.

She is a juvenile. I got her about four months ago. From a pet shop. Not sure about her exact age.

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