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RE: I want to get help to prevent dead~!

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Posted by: FR at Mon Aug 5 07:28:41 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Hello, I hope I can help you. I am one of the older keepers here and luckily we had to develop ways to control flagellated protozoa.

Before Flagel came along, there was amtril(a guess) before that nothing.

Your right, protozoa infections are stress induced. In most cases, the stress is caused by Heat. To much, to long, no way to escape the heat, or lower their body temps.

For instance, prolonged temps over 85F, can promote massive blooms of protozoa.

This is also species related, some species can take more heat the others.

I recommend allowing both cool and warm temps, at all times. A Room temperature( 75F) cage, with a small spot(half the size of the snake coiled up) in one corner. A hot spot of 90F is good, no more then 100F.

These temps are NOT exact. But these temps will work with all species of colubrids.

The simple supporting of temperature choices, so the snake can pick what it wants, eliminates Protozoa infections.

Once you have supported this, then feed your hognose very small food items until the lining of the digestive track heals and it will. Best of luck and are there no vets in Hong Kong?


   

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