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    Feeding Injury

    This is Riverton. He's the wild caught Iowa male Plains Garter snake(T.radix) I purchased last year.
    About a week ago I was feeding his group. I had given him a night crawler and he and all but finished it when a cage mate bolted toward him and attempted to grab the small piece of worm that was hanging out of his mouth.
    Inadvertently his eye was struck and it ruptured.
    He seems to be doing well with it and I'm hoping over time it will repair itself.
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    Re: Feeding Injury

    Ouch, hope it heals up ok...

    He's a cool looking snake.

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    Re: Feeding Injury

    Awww poor Riverton! Give him a little neck rub for me
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    Re: Feeding Injury

    Aww poor baby. I hope he gets better soon. How did it hit the eye.
    I wanted to Thank you Steve for your help with the heating pad.

    I have 4 Easterns(mine: Furbie and Whiplash; moms: Diamond and Silky) all are 5 and half months old. So much fun gaters are.

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    Oww... Hope that heals up alright.
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    Re: Feeding Injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs N1ntndo View Post
    Aww poor baby. I hope he gets better soon. How did it hit the eye.
    Probably a tooth and poor aim
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    Hope he recovers soon!
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    Oh No, poor little fellow. I am sending healing thought his way
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    Re: Feeding Injury

    hows ur snake doing with the hurt eye
    I wanted to Thank you Steve for your help with the heating pad.

    I have 4 Easterns(mine: Furbie and Whiplash; moms: Diamond and Silky) all are 5 and half months old. So much fun gaters are.

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    Re: Feeding Injury

    Doesn't look too serious as long as doesn't get infected which is a distinct possibility now that the fluid under the eye cap has been compromised.

    I thought it would be a good time to point out that the eye cap is really just a transparent scale. Under that scale, the eyeball itself sits in a capsule of fluid and the eye can move under that cap within the fluid. The fluid comes from a tear duct just like with our eyes, and it drains through another duct. Sometimes the fluid under the eye cap for whatever reason, can become infected. Sometimes the drain duct will plug, causing the eye cap to swell up and the fluid to become cloudy with bacteria. If it isn't drained and the infection cleared up, then the eye itself can suffer irreversible damage.

    Like you said, the eye scale was ruptured and fluid was lost but to me it seems that there is no serious damage to the eye itself. Kept from infection, in time, the eye cap will heal (although it might always be "caved in") enough to hold fluid and keep out bacteria.

    I think he's going to be OK. It's been a little while. How does it look now?

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