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    Thamnophis cymru -MARWOLAETH-'s Avatar
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    Injured escapee

    A couple days ago my marcianus escaped but I luckily found him a few minutes after i realized he had gone.I checked him over and 4 ventral scutes seem to have split down the middle,there was no blood,signs of distress and where he had his injury his body looks a normal shape.He's eating and pooping normal and his behavior hasn't changed.Should i take him to a vet if there it becomes infected or are there any substances or product i could use on the cut?
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    Re: Injured escapee

    can you post up some pics?

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    Re: Injured escapee

    I'll try if the bloody camera focuses
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    Re: Injured escapee

    If there was no blood the chances of infection are reduced, but I wouldn't completely discount that risk. Photos will definitely help, but from your description so far I'd consider this to be a monitor and review later situation.
    I have some F10 barrier ointment which I've used on the one open injury that I've had on any of my snakes. Others use iodine based wash on injuries to reduce risk of infection.
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    Re: Injured escapee

    If he's a baby it's likely just his belly button.
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    Re: Injured escapee

    Do have any pics of how a baby garters underside should look?
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    Re: Injured escapee

    I don't, but a lot of people think it's a cut. It looks like a little slit above their vent.
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    Re: Injured escapee

    Quote Originally Posted by -MARWOLAETH- View Post
    Do have any pics of how a baby garters underside should look?
    Are you talking a newborn(less then a month old) or a baby?
    In my experience I've found that a newborn's belly buttons only last a few days and then disappear.
    Hear is a newborns belly button.

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    Re: Injured escapee

    I know they give live birth, but they actually have belly buttons?! Do they come out with umbilical cords?!

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    Re: Injured escapee

    They come out in a clear egg membrane (what is left of their egg shell) They are attached to this sack by the umbilical cord.
    Their first job is to break out of the egg membrane and take their first breath. Then they crawl out of it and scrape the cord off the umbilical cord.


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