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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Personally, I wouldn't bother. I hate to sound negative but it sounds like a lost cause.

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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    I mean to put him down.

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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    That's sad. If you can get your snake to a herp vet, do so ASAP; I really don't think a non-exotic vet would be able to do anything except euthanize it if that's what you decide to do. Regardless of whether it's thiaminase poisoning or not, that sounds neurological and not like something the snake is likely to recover from. It's a tough choice, but it may be better to put it down.
    It sounds like your snake was already going downhill when you got it, so who knows what happened to it in the petstore and before it got there.
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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by New Mutant View Post
    I mean to put him down.
    It's up to you. I just freeze them quickly myself but if you want him to get gassed or lethal injection, the humane society might help you out.

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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by New Mutant View Post
    I mean to put him down.
    Difficult but I think you've made a good decision.

    It would be good to move Percy away from the minnows also.
    If you aren't using a supplement I would start. This is the one I use:
    Rep-Cal Ultra-Fine Calcium with Vitamin D3 - 4.1oz.#

    I've switched my ribbon over to pinkies with little to no scenting from fish.
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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    All the vets are closed because it's Sunday, so my mom is going to refrigerate him while I go on a walk with my sister.
    The problem with Percy is that he doesn't seem to use his nose, or tongue, he just looks for motion. I tried using tongs once, but he could tell that the strips of tilipia weren't really alive.

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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by New Mutant View Post
    All the vets are closed because it's Sunday, so my mom is going to refrigerate him while I go on a walk with my sister.
    The problem with Percy is that he doesn't seem to use his nose, or tongue, he just looks for motion. I tried using tongs once, but he could tell that the strips of tilipia weren't really alive.
    It's amazing how quickly a hungry snake will switch to another food source.
    Let Percy get hungry and he'll probably make the switch.
    Just an idea.
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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by New Mutant View Post
    my mom is going to refrigerate him while I go on a walk with my sister.
    An extremely cold freezer capable of completely freezing the snake nearly solid in about 20 minutes is best IMO. It's fast.

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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Yup that's what I thought. Thiamnaise. Sucks.

    Good luck, whatever your decision.

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    Re: Ribbon Snake won't stop rolling

    Luke is gone. This is the fifth pet of mine that had to be put down, given away, or died naturally because of brain problems (severe aggression, brain damage, various psychoses, epilepsy), all of which came from shady pet shops. I got Percy to eat some scented pinkies, but preparing them made me feel like a serial killer. Going to surrender him to an animal rescue organization to be rehomed, I can't go through this again.

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