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Q: Umbilical Cord attached to hatchling Corn
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swilliams0416

My second clutch of corn snake babies are pipping! Yay! One of the two babies that have left the egg still has the umbilical cord attached. I have no idea what to do here. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!


Points: 100
Topics: General Health , Pipping , Neonate Rearing
Tags: Care, Cornsnake, Hatchling, Neonate, Umbilicus
Species: Other Colubrids > Other Colubrids > Elaphe guttata guttata
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Member Comment 8/18/2012 1:43:57 PM

Tiki108

Post a pic please, depending on how much is attached it'll fall off on it's own, if it doesn't there is a way to remove it yourself, but the pic will be most helpful.

 
Author Comment 8/18/2012 2:06:44 PM

swilliams0416

Not the best picture in the world but best I can get my cam hate baby snakes

 
Member Comment 8/18/2012 2:18:11 PM

Cenobite

Put it on some damp paper towels it wil come off on its own.

 
Member Comment 8/18/2012 2:40:52 PM

Doomtrooper

Leave it alone it will fall off all by itself !

 
Accepted Answer 8/18/2012 4:33:12 PM

Two Corny People

Agree with the above.  We have had this happen multiple times and we place the hatchling in an individual container with a moist paper towel and it eventually falls off as stated above - just make sure to check the hatchling and the enclosure daily and make sure no fecal matter or substrate comes in contact with the area (very subject to bacterial infection at this time).  Ours typically fall off within a week with no issues.

 
Author Comment 8/18/2012 5:23:53 PM

swilliams0416

Thanks guys. Just freaked me out a little.

 
Member Comment 10/28/2012 1:12:04 PM

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