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RE: Baird's Gurging

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Posted by: RandyWhittington at Sat Dec 10 00:05:00 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by RandyWhittington ]  
   

Hey Bill. Some great info there but I have a question. Were you recommending a constant temp of 78 degrees. I know a lot of breeders/people use a constant temp for their snakes for various reasons but in my experience, providing a snake that has been kept at a constant temp with a temp gradiant which includes a hot spot of 85 degrees or more can frequently stop this type of problem quicker than other treatments(in most cases)before resorting to more aggressive treatments such as meds. I really don't mean to undermind or be disrespectful what so ever but just think it tends to be the best place to start with these types of problems.
When I first starting keeping asian rats years ago I went with a common thought back then which was to keep them cool. I would have an occaisonal regurge. I started keeping them all with a warm spot while still keeping the other side just as cool, although their warm spot was not as warm of a hot spot as with most other colubrids. I immediatly stoped having thost problems. A lot of people do the same with some pits. I keep those same pit species with a warm spot and they do great. I was talking to a very well known pit keeper/breeder, who you all know, years ago and he said back when he switched to having a warm spot for all pit species that they all did much better overall for him and he stoped having similar problems.
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