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RE: Swollen boa jaw- update and further ?'s

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Posted by: AnnaCB at Sat Feb 5 17:00:14 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AnnaCB ]  
   

I want to thank EVERYBODY who has provided input as of thus far.

Fletcher is still doing well. I did offer a small meal, as she (I switch between he and she when writing about her, but she is definitely female) was becoming VERY active searching for food, and I was worried about her overstressing or perhaps causing further injury to herself.

She took the meal (frozen-thawed very large mouse) with no hesitation aside from her usual bit, and hasn't shown any negative effects from that, and has also calmed significantly.

The swelling seems to have gone away, though I believe that each time I've seen it after the original time, she has been stressed for some reason. Perhaps inflammation recurs in her case due to elevated stress hormone levels, blood pressure? I don't know how that works with ectotherms.

In any case, I will keep you all updated. She's being watched very closely.


   

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