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    Re: Not good

    I couldn't imagine going through that- at least you have some closure now.
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    Re: Not good

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmonsta View Post
    Vet's take on the histopathology - She was very healthy, no signs of any of the known bacterial, amoebal, viral infections. The cause of death came from the stress of pregnancy. Being such a long pregnancy the well-developed young essentially caused a change in the body and some natural bacteria from her gut made it into her bloodstream. This made it to the heart and caused the formation of a bacterial cyst in the ventricle.
    As far as he can see I have no reason to panic about the rest of my collection. 'J's vomit can be put down to his usually random feeding pattern and maybe the pinky at the last feed was simply too big a meal for him. Spazz's jaw flexing (my source of panic) can also be put down to normal behaviour for now.
    It pays to be cautious but my panic was definately justified, the potential outcomes that were running through my mind were just not nice at all (it was hard not to be pessimistic).
    Current plan of action - return to normal, keep a close eye on the boys for the next two weeks. If there are any signs of someone having problems they'll be whisked off immediately for blood tests.
    All in all, I'm a happier man today. .....
    Good news.

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    Re: Not good

    Great to hear Greg, hope it's all behind you now.

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    Re: Not good

    Great news! It's always good to know the cause, especially since it was nothing you did or could have done, and the rest of your collection is as safe as it ever was.

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    Re: Not good

    Thanks everybody, for your support during this troubled period.

    Currently the boys are doing their best to act 'normal' in their refurbished enclosure. Some of their furnishings were discarded when I decided which items were feasible to bleach to smitherines. They seem to know their home but it's not as they knew it .... yet.

    Another heart-warming moment today was re-furbishing the female enclosure and watching an 'I'm confused' neck wriggle from Suzy as her living quarters suddenly became palacial.

    I still miss Sky like crazy but I have to say an occupied viv will always be better than an empty one.
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    Re: Not good

    Quote Originally Posted by gregmonsta View Post
    Thanks everybody, for your support during this troubled period.

    Currently the boys are doing their best to act 'normal' in their refurbished enclosure. Some of their furnishings were discarded when I decided which items were feasible to bleach to smitherines. They seem to know their home but it's not as they knew it .... yet.

    Another heart-warming moment today was re-furbishing the female enclosure and watching an 'I'm confused' neck wriggle from Suzy as her living quarters suddenly became palacial.

    I still miss Sky like crazy but I have to say an occupied viv will always be better than an empty one.
    Your Suzy isn't alone. When I put mine on paper towels for fecal inspections they always give me the strangest looks. I swear some of them go pout in a corner.
    Some don't want to be handled. It always takes them a day or so to get back to normal once I put things back the way they should be.
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    Re: Not good

    Same here. My snakes don't like it one bit ^^^ They do seem to pout.

    Just to let you know, I lost my last beloved female concinnus in the same manner. She was huge, she was old. (20!) She went through a stressful "pregnancy" and finally gave birth to about 15 decomposed, yet fully developed offspring. She passed away about 3 days later.

    I know how it feels. I am still not completely over it. I still get "misty" when I think about her. She died in the early 2000's.

    This picture doesn't help. It looks exactly like her:


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