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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a Vet tech and have special interest in Reptiles and Reptile rescue.
Can you tell me about the set up?
Temps in the tank? Heat source?
Will she eat if fed?
Any weight loss?
Thank-you for the information. Everything sounds great. Do not give any mineral oil, because that can be aspirated into the lungs and cause pneumonia. What we are going to do is feed some baby food prunes, by dropping a dollop on the snout and allowing her to lick it off. Once that is done wait about an hour or two and place her in a shallow soak of 50/50 warm water and pedialyte. While in the soak gently massage the abdomen from snout to vent. This should promote a stool. I am not overly concerned about her not passing stool, because she will eat. I would stay away from meal worms because the chitin which is the hard outer shell is hard to digest. I suggest trying the crickets, small size, silk worms, phoenix worms or dubia roaches. The less chitin the better the digestion. Hopefully the prunes will do the trick. As I said, if she was not eating, then there would be real concern about a blockage, but since she is eating and not loosing weight, then we would have a serious problem. If she still does not go and you are still worried, I can locate a Herp Vet for you with a State. The Vet could do an enema or use laculose which with help promote a stool. Please let me know if you have further questions or need clarification. Joan