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RE: Impaction

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Posted by: tdk at Fri Nov 2 15:27:19 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tdk ]  
   

The impaction was dark if color with lots of hair. I had the vet. save it in a zip lock bag so I could inspect myself. I usually feed one adult mouse once a week. I used to feed 2 or more per week but all of my adult Gilas appear to have a little fat in their tails. I suspected that the impaction may have been caused by the Aspen bedding used for substrate but I could find any or anything that felt hard or any piece of anything that seemed to be large enough to start an impaction. I felt this way because sometimes the Aspen sticks to the thawed and dried mice. I feed on a paper plate to help reduce this but they still drag the mice off the plate sometimes. The Gila seems active 3 weeks after surgery and has passed the Carnivore Care the vet. supplied 3 times now(dried powdered vitamin enriched food mixed with water and force fed). She'll stay on this food for a few more weeks to give her stomach more time to heal before going back to solid foods. It looks as if she'll make it. I haven't hear about the diet you're talking about but I would like to hear from other keepers about their feeding schedules. Thanks, TK


   

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