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RE: Theory about egg binding

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Posted by: VICtort at Sun Aug 7 18:40:21 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by VICtort ]  
   

Dear Cobra7, for sure there is more to it than dehydration, although I am quick to chime in that causes a lot of problems overall with reptile husbandry. Many keepers with extensive experience as well as beginners have endured egg binding...so it probably has varied factors involved. I can't help but wonder about the lethargic lives relative to wild ones our captives lead. I try to let them crawl and climb... I also notice most of our captives are thicker (fatter?) than wild ones...is that a factor? Has anyone seen a skinny or thin snake egg bound?

Regarding moisture, I DO KNOW that damp environments, i.e wet, are a problem, and I once gave my captive gravid female skin blisters on her venter by keeping the substrate in her nest box too damp. Humidity is fine, but damp substrates often lead to skin lesions etc. Fortunately she cleared up completely after two sheds and a drying her out, on good advice from Alan B. Egg binding is filled with speculation, but I am confident that damp environments are not a good idea, not to be confused with humidity (moisture in the air). Good luck to all and Zee's animal especially. Vic


   

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