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Q: What Would Cause an Excrement Like This?
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hey guys i found out thats its not a upper respiratory infection but she excreated a kind of snotty feces. i talked to a friend and he said it might be parasites any ideas? thanks guys

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Points: 150
Topics: General Health , Parasites , Infectious Disease
Tags: Defecation, Illness, Infection, Parasites
Species: Boas > Large Boas > Boa constrictor imperator
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Author Comment 1/8/2010 2:28:07 PM

her cage is a 30g tall were about to put her in a 55g heat is about 85  all the time she hasnt ate in four weeks
Member Comment 1/8/2010 2:30:40 PM


my snake died after it pooped like this for real so im curious on the answers u get.

Member Comment 1/8/2010 2:34:54 PM

Krestie Kate
Vet trip asap!
Member Comment 1/8/2010 3:23:39 PM

First of all, let me just say..........Eeeeewwwwwwwww!

Secondly, I agree with KK, see a vet ASAP. 
Member Comment 1/8/2010 3:41:39 PM

The photo isn't very clear but I agree with a vet visit. Parasites may be present, and you don't want to wait on that. Get a fecal done!
Accepted Answer 1/8/2010 4:10:22 PM

I agree with the others; vet visit, pronto!

There are many things that could cause a loose mucusy stool like that... and I don't think any of them are nice.  Call your vet ASAP, and see if you can take the stool in for them to analyze it.  If the stool is too dried out & cannot be analyzed, then get the snake in to see the vet ASAP.  It would be best if they could analyze that first, then see your snake, but one way or another, start talking to your vet!
Member Comment 1/8/2010 4:43:43 PM

Eli, is the same boa that you were blogging about almost 2 weeks ago? the answer is still the same. she needs to see a vet. I hope she turns out OK
Member Comment 1/9/2010 3:19:12 PM

i agrea with everyone on this one. vet trip asap man
Assisted Answer 1/10/2010 3:51:38 AM

Sometimes it's nothing more than a poorly digested meal...but considering the price of a fecal, I'd have one done since as mentioned it is a very common symptom of parasites as well which you will want to get treated asap. Has it always been solid before? Is it eating regularly? Does it look healthy aside from that? Is it still as active as usual?

If the answers to all of those questions is yes, you can try feeding it again on the next scheduled feeding and if its feces are solid, I wouldn't worry about it a single bit...if the answer to any of those questions is no, call your vet. Early treatment is best.
Member Comment 1/11/2010 10:47:33 AM

Is the snake wild caught?  Do you feed frozen thawed?  You can worm your snake with panacur, but I would get a fecal run on it.  What kind of snake is it, what are the temps?
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