Saturday, January 15, 2011

How did this happen?

So we went to the reptile expo today and Chris bought a new snake.  That brings our pet total up to: three cats, two snakes, a lizard, a rock shrimp, seven ghost shrimp, and a betta (the last nine pets are housed in the fish tank my sister made for us for Christmas - as soon as she finishes the light she custom-building for us I will post photos).  My house is officially a pet store.  Don't believe me?  Check out the new setup in the art room:


See?  Totally a pet store.  It's a white lipped python, by the way.  The new snake, that is.  She seems pretty okay, although I am told they are not very friendly in general.  Chris thinks he can tame her, but we'll see.

In somewhat related but not nearly as pleasant news, we think my snake has some sort of blockage. She's looking rather swollen towards the tail end and we haven't seen any new snake poop in her tank for a little while.  We tried soaking her in warm water yesterday, on the advice of a reptile vet at the expo, but it doesn't seem to have done any good.  I'm not sure what the next step should be.  Should we wait a little while to see if anything happens or should we take her to the vet right away?  Are there even any vets around here that deal with snakes?  If anyone has any advice, please let me know.

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