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RE: E. Indigo yearling, tail issue

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Posted by: lovin2act at Sun Aug 5 17:27:51 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by lovin2act ]  
   

Thank all three of you so much for your thoughts and advice!! He does have access to fresh water pretty much nonstop, but I have not soaked him before as mentioned. So I will definitely do that for sure. And I am thinkin he may need a lesser amount of food to keep his weight down as well. Weird to say that since I dont feed him all that much as it is compared to what I hear many others out there do for theirs. If I dont see some results from both actions, I will for sure have to look into possible surgery then if that becomes the only choice. It seems off that his kink would cause this since it is below the vent area, but I wont pretend I know that truly is the case as I am no pro here, and am not a vet...by far. Just a guy who loves snakes is all. Cant thank you all enough again here for the input!

The prior mention of breeders selling kink tails at a reduced price seems to be a hot topic, and had it not been for that I would not have been able to afford one of these. And the fact that many are never affected by the kink with regards to overall health, makes it that much more difficult to know for sure which to cull and which to let have a chance to live I have no doubt. Especially for guys like me just wanting a great pet snake and not looking to breed. A topic for another time though. Anyone have any approximates on how much a surgery would run if it came down to that? Things seem to be all hitting at once for me right now as I have a dog who was inadvertently poisoned recently and we have months of recovery to go through, and it aint cheap. He is only 3 so we are fighting for him as long as he keeps fighting to stay with us, but it's so hard seeing him the way he is right now...simply helpless and so much weight loss. Anyhow, not to drag other drama into this topic here, I will do what needs to be done for this snake, and will hope for the best that it's simply temporary and wont put me on the street due to not being able to pay the rent
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