Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
<

User Tag List

  • Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Embarrassed
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • + Reply to Thread
    Results 1 to 9 of 9
    Like Tree5Likes
    • 1 Post By Richyboa72
    • 1 Post By JrtheFreak
    • 1 Post By Richyboa72
    • 1 Post By JrtheFreak
    • 1 Post By JrtheFreak

    Thread: Slight wheeze when excited...

    1. #1
      Snake Keeper
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Central PA
      Posts
      63
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-14-2018 08:20 PM

      Default Slight wheeze when excited...

      Hi all,

      The little male Suriname I just got on Saturday (from airport) seems to have a slight wheeze when excited. When I open his enclosure to check up on him he wheezes some and when I close his enclosure and he calms down it goes away. He was real active Saturday and most of the day Sunday. I fed him a f/t hopper mouse on Sunday since he hadn't eaten in 8 days or so. (Shipper wanted to ship him on an empty stomach). Normally I'd wait 4 or 5 days. He was pretty active after his meal also.

      He has been in his enclosure all day today (Monday) all coiled up. Its about 84-85 inside his hide. about 83 on top his hide and about 78-80 on the cool end.

      He had no wheezing at all Saturday or Sunday and his shipping box was nice and warm when I first opened it. Any thing I should watch for / do?

      Thanks much,

    2. #2
      Snake Lover
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jul 2016
      Location
      Derbyshire England
      Posts
      579
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-18-2018 05:23 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      I would increase his temps a bit and just keep an eye out for snotty nose etc, remember to sanatize in between handling your others as they can catch it, and if it persists a trip to the vets for some antibiotics Iím afraid, fingers crossed for you


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Noelle7206 likes this.

    3. #3
      Snake Keeper
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Central PA
      Posts
      63
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-14-2018 08:20 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      Thanks for the reply. The breeder recommended boiling 1tsp of vicks+eucalyptus in 1 cup of water and placing that in his enclosure. (In a glass jar with a lid w/ holes). I jacked the temps up to around 92-93 on the warm end.

      I hope it clears up before the need for antibiotics. I have no faith in the vets in the area as far as reptiles go. I've gave my old boa shots years ago for a resp infection. It wasn't hard at all but then again he was 5-6' long with lots of tissue to inject into. I'd be real afraid trying to give a shot to this 20" guy.

    4. #4
      Snake Lover
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jul 2016
      Location
      Derbyshire England
      Posts
      579
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-18-2018 05:23 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      Iíve heard people say that too ,but I would be wary, with being small,most of the time there body own defence will kick in once the temps have been upped, i have never had to give injections ,but when my 6ft albino caught a r/I I had to give him antibiotics everyday for 10 days orally and he wasnít impressed as you can imagine,he never once bit tho,i was expecting it,lol


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    5. #5
      Snake Keeper
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Central PA
      Posts
      63
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-14-2018 08:20 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      Quote Originally Posted by Richyboa72 View Post
      Iíve heard people say that too ,but I would be wary, with being small,most of the time there body own defence will kick in once the temps have been upped, i have never had to give injections ,but when my 6ft albino caught a r/I I had to give him antibiotics everyday for 10 days orally and he wasnít impressed as you can imagine,he never once bit tho,i was expecting it,lol


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      I can live with doing oral meds. I'm sure he won't like it tho. With the temps jacked up I'm going to give it a day or 2 and see if there is improvement. I did find a vet about 45 mins away that might be OK. I'll be going to him if no improvement soon.
      Richyboa72 likes this.

    6. #6
      Snake Lover
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jul 2016
      Location
      Derbyshire England
      Posts
      579
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-18-2018 05:23 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      Yes leave it s few days as you say.sometimes a bit of stuck shed in the nostrils can cause a similar noise too


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      Noelle7206 likes this.

    7. #7
      Snake Keeper
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Central PA
      Posts
      63
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-14-2018 08:20 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      Quote Originally Posted by Richyboa72 View Post
      Yes leave it s few days as you say.sometimes a bit of stuck shed in the nostrils can cause a similar noise too


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
      He didn't have this noise the first 2 days I had him and he hasn't shed yet. I first noticed it last night. He doesn't do it non-stop. Just when he's a little agitated from being disturbed. After he calms down it stops. I'm 95% sure its wheezing though and not hissing. Seems to be coming from the nostrils.

      He was very active the first 2 days and hasn't come out of his hide the last 2. I gave him a 6g f/t hopper Sunday evening, so that might be why he's staying put. His hide is the warmest area of the enclosure. About 92F.

      I need better temp control so I ordered a Herpstat 2. This should be come in real handy.
      Richyboa72 likes this.

    8. #8
      Snake Keeper
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Central PA
      Posts
      63
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-14-2018 08:20 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      I'm starting to think it wasn't wheezing and was just how this little guy hisses. If he's not hissing/real excited I don't hear anything. All seems good right now.
      Richyboa72 likes this.

    9. #9
      Snake Lover
      This user has not set their status.
       
      I am:
      ----
       

      Reputation

      Join Date
      Jul 2016
      Location
      Derbyshire England
      Posts
      579
      User Info Achievements / Awards Thanks / Tagging Info vBActivity Stats
      Last Visited
      02-18-2018 05:23 PM

      Default Re: Slight wheeze when excited...

      I was going to ask how he was doing, that sounds like a bit of good news then , it would be all the time if it was an R.i so fingers crossed itís just how he is


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

     

     

    Similar Threads

    1. [General Care] Slight concerns about Buddy.
      By acephantom903 in forum Boa Care
      Replies: 36
      Last Post: 10-18-2015, 04:19 PM
    2. [Respiratory] Slight huffing sound?
      By merlyn923 in forum Health Issues
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 11-06-2014, 02:14 PM
    3. [Respiratory] slight whistling/weezing
      By darkmachine in forum Health Issues
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 08-14-2013, 02:32 AM
    4. [General Care] Slight wheeze
      By Txpitdog in forum Boa Care
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 12-20-2011, 04:26 PM
    5. CA T+ slight confusion
      By Thunder Child in forum Boa Morphs
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: 10-17-2011, 11:29 AM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts

    WE STRONGLY SUPPORT


    usark_square

      Fauna Top Sites Reptile Related Top Sites Strictly Reptiles