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Posted by Michael Caine at 8/13/2018 8:23:54 PM

I know it happened to everyone but yesterday I had one of my boas die. I've been keeping boas since 2002 and this is the first one I've ever lost. Until yesterday. He was a 5 year old VPI T+. I've had him for two and a half years. It happened out of the blue with no warning. It sucks so hard. I'm in the process of having a Necropsy preformed.

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Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 8/13/2018 8:42:54 PM  

So sorry to hear, Mike!

I didn't realize you have had him for so long. Seems like it was just last fall. (That might be a sign of getting older. >.<)

Did you bring him to the U of MN? Hope you get some answers.

Curious, had you recently paired him for breeding?

Michael Caine,
Posted At: 8/13/2018 10:17:16 PM  

I was wrong with the time. I meant to say one and a half years. I did bring him to the U of M. I paired him last fall with a slug out as a result. Sonja, it happened so fast. I don't know what to think. He refused a meal two weeks ago had a bad shed last week and died yesterday. I didn't see any signs of anything being wrong. 

Mystic Exotics ,
Posted At: 8/14/2018 3:56:17 AM  

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. That is never easy.

George H. Wessel VII,
Posted At: 8/14/2018 8:16:37 AM  

Oh man I'm sorry Mike.

Posted At: 8/14/2018 10:20:29 AM  

The same thing happened with Checkmate the corn snake, 2 years ago. He shed, refused food, and died the next day. :( I still miss him sometimes. Could be organ failure? Or sepsis? I hope necropsy isn't too expensive for you, and you find the cause of death. *hug*

Rachel Gratis,
Posted At: 8/14/2018 6:13:40 PM  

My condolences. :(

Posted At: 8/14/2018 7:29:07 PM  

I'm so sorry.  :(

Aimee ,
Posted At: 8/17/2018 3:22:47 PM  

I'm sorry for your loss, that just sucks.

Stephen Allerton,
Posted At: 8/18/2018 1:03:23 PM  

Really sorry :(

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