When I worked in a vet office, we did this a lot for rodents, and when I dewormed a few snakes years ago I inserted the dewormer into the ft mice with an oral syringe🤔
Yep sounds familiar!
I took in an Arizona mountain kingsnake from a family member a couple years ago. He was very skinny, regurgitating, and they dropped him off in a closure that probably hadn’t been cleaned for a while/no water bowl. Occasionally I could get him to take small mice, too large and he would regurgitate, so I would go smaller but he only ever digested two, so I tried an African soft fur hopper and he took it no problem. Continued with the hoppers for a bit and eventually he took the next size, since he has now gained a full appetite but he never wraps his food, I’m guessing from arthritis. He also has cataracts which came on as he started looking better, I don’t think he can see well but he’s eating and shedding like a champ so I would suggest asf rats as they seem to have larger bones than mice.
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How kind of you to take in that poor creature! It hurts my heart when I think of animals being neglected but this one you rescued sounds like he is doing a turn around! That’s fantastic news!
I have never fed the asf rats but I have read that they are a great alternative to the regular white rats. Anyway I’m so glad your guy is eating well on the asfs. Btw we all love pictures…… please??? Lol! And does he have a name?
Yes, please, post a picture!
Weaver is doing great. Much more active than I expected him to be! And a very sweet gentleman. I love him a lot
Awww. I’m glad to hear that Weaver is doing so well. Thanks for the update!