One of my hatchlings has become impacted. This has never happened to me before. What do I do? Should I soak him? Or try to massage the impaction out?
I had one of my females get impacted before. A warm soak and massage fixed it immediately.
I would definitely not recommend massaging them unless they have been soaked already.
About how long did you soak, and do you have an approximation of how warm the water was? Or is the exact warmth unimportant
This was a while ago but I probably soaked her for 15-20 mins and temp was around 80-85.
Great! Thank you sososo much!
Of course! Please keep us updated on how your little guy is doing!
This video in particular is what helped with my girl. Doing this massage exactly is what I think really helped.
Again, i cant thank you enough. I had no idea what to do and this worked wonders for the poor little guy. I did the massage and after a few times, PLOP. He’s empty and ill try to get a meal in him in a few days.
Yay! That’s fantastic I’m so glad it worked!
That is great that he is better, a good soak and massage always has worked for me. Just don’t rush him into the meal, I would wait a few days to let the stress settle, and him be a lot calmer first.
I know you are ok now, but., if a soak does not work, for future reference i recommended a bit more than a soak:-
In more stubborn cases I prefer to let them soak and swim in a shallow bath.
I find the serpentine swimming motion also helps.