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RE: Help, egg bound?

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Posted by: Bluerosy at Sat Apr 19 12:15:38 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Bluerosy ]  
   


Have you ever bred them again before they passed the retained eggs?


Yes I have.. One female in particular I rmember had like sold rock hard eggs in her for 3 years and passed them finally and then got gravid and had good clutches.

I used to panic and sometimes try to palpitate the eggs out of female.. But then som had the oviduct wrapped around the eggs and went to a vet and they use a spray to move the prolapsed oviduct aside.

All this is very stressful on the snakes and I just decided to leave them alone.. Most pass the eggs within a month.. I have one female now that layed two eggs and she retained the rest.. I will just leave her alone.

Now I know that the eggs cannot be saved.. so it would be unneccesery to try to palpitate them out. The process of palpitating is probably very painful to the snake and it takes a long time and patience to do (lots of constant pressure must be applied for a lomng time to get the eggs to move even an inch closer to the vent and it seess to hurt the snake).. I would not recommend a newbie ever try this because what will happen in most cases, the eggs are not expelled and the snake has gone through hell from someone trying to remove them unsuccessfully. What you have left then is a weakened animal that that is inflammed and might have passed the eggs on her own if she was not messed with.

Bottom line is don't try to palpitate the eggs out unless you are 100 perceent committed to getting that first egg out.. even then, If there is a layer of membrane blocking the eggs, then you have to give up anyway.

Nature sometimes runs its course and they are able to get them out on their own.

This is my experience at least. A good "snake vet" with experience is better but hard to find. Most vets will want to cut the snake open to remove the eggs. I would not trust a vet like this . God with one that is familiar with using the spray method or just leave the poor snake alone and be patient -which is my advice!


   

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