Continuing the discussion from Mandibular Abscess in Ball Python:
Moving this to a new topic to keep things separate!
From the previous topic, Butters developed an abscess in her lower jaw, likely from her breaking teeth when she accidentally smacked into the side of her tub going after a rat.
After struggling to find the solution for nearly a year, we finally got down to the bottom of it and her abscess was drained. During this time she endured a lot of medical treatment, including antibiotics and pain medication.
Since she decided to start building follicles, I paired her with my boy Almond (super mystic). She may also have retained sperm from earlier last year, as she locked with another male (butter spinner) — we’ll find out, hopefully!
This thread will be updated as we progress along, as I’d like to see if her treatments will have any adverse affect on the eggs’ fertility (if she lays slugs or not) and then the babies themselves when they hatch out, provided she lays a healthy clutch and the eggs survive through incubation.
That being said, Butters has had her prelay shed now, so she’ll be due to lay on May 14th.
Unrelated but I got the iPhone 11 Pro today so I had fun taking pictures. Butters is looking gorgeous!