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RE: Quick question on a neglected Hondo.

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Posted by: tspuckler at Wed Oct 24 18:41:36 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tspuckler ]  
   

I'd feed it a small meal every 4 days until it gets its weight back. There's a danger to giving it more than it can handle and causing it to regurge.

I was given a starving Pine Snake that was limp when picked up and moved the first 1/5 of its head from side to side in a weird way. There was a temptation to give it a "normal" sized meal, but whenever I did it would throw up, and that only set things back further in terms of recovery.

Hondurans are very tough and if you have patience and give it small frequent meals (as well as cure the respiratory issue) than it can "bounce back" and be a normal-sized snake.

The Northern Pine Snake I mentioned went on to become one of my breeders.

Tim
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