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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 29/05/2017 :  16:37:37  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
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SONNY IS A GIRL!!!

'He' was probed at the vets a few years ago as male, but this week has laid a clutch of slugs!

Unfortunately, she still has one to lay, she managed to lay the others under her heat mat (which was glued down!) and I believe that was a few days ago (bad mum for not noticing, but she's in blue and is not keen on being disturbed - plus I had no reason to expect this!!). She now has a nest box so I really hope she can lay the last one on her own, don't want to have to take her to the vet.

This is gonna take some getting used to

Scaly, out x

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x

scottishbluebird
it is all my fault

United Kingdom
8388 Posts

Posted - 30/05/2017 :  13:04:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow, bit of a shock with those slugs, i'd have freaked out!!!


0.1.0 Corn - Kellogs
1.0.0 Hognose - Storm
0.1.0 Staffy - Lyla
1.0.0 Spaffy(staffy x springer)-Spyro
1.0.0 Ferret - Peanut R.I.P
0.1.0 Crestie - Fudge. Wish List - Pygmy hedgehog. Tropiocolotes
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 30/05/2017 :  14:59:12  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
She still hasn't managed to lay the last one, looking into taking her to the vets now

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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scottishbluebird
it is all my fault

United Kingdom
8388 Posts

Posted - 30/05/2017 :  21:32:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope everything will be ok with her


0.1.0 Corn - Kellogs
1.0.0 Hognose - Storm
0.1.0 Staffy - Lyla
1.0.0 Spaffy(staffy x springer)-Spyro
1.0.0 Ferret - Peanut R.I.P
0.1.0 Crestie - Fudge. Wish List - Pygmy hedgehog. Tropiocolotes
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Razee
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
2486 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  08:09:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my, must have been a shock :-/. That makes me think she must have been probed very roughly, if they managed to push the probe deep enough to say she was a "he".... hope she's ok and lays the egg by herself. If not, vets are your best bet, l guess. I've read that a bath ( Luke warm 28-29c )sometimes helps them to lay an egg, or l think Kathy Love's book said they'd feed the female, then when she poops, the egg comes out with the poop...not sure if l'd risk that one, though.

P.S.
Just in case you are planning to get another snake :-) ( you never know ;-). )- when I it comes to sexing corn snakes, it is actually pretty easy with adults - the tail shape is different, if looked at from underneath. In males, it narrows at the vent, then runs the same thickness for a couple of inches. Females tails are more V shaped. You'll see the difference easily if you put male and female next to each other, but they have to be adults, it doesn't show in hatchlings, unfortunately.

0.1.0 late CB10 Carolina corn snake - Bazilishka
1.0.0 CB11 Abbots Okeetee- Little Twiddler
1.0.0 CB11 Hypo corn- Sebastianek
1.0.0. CB14 Butter Motley - Squidwood
0.1.0 stable cat
0.1.0 house cat
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Razee
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
2486 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  08:19:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
P.p.s. Just remembered, a lady l knew has a son that's left home, and left his female corn snake with his parents. ( He doesn't want the snake sold or rehomed, saying he wants her, but his parents who know nothing about snakes have now been stuck with her for a long time :-/. ) She lays 2 batches of slugs every year, and it takes her ages to pass all of them, they just keep coming over a period of time. I did tell the lady how to make a moist hide for the snakey, but she still keeps leaving the odd egg all around the Viv. Just thought it might help you, to know that slug eggs sometimes take longer to be laid...

0.1.0 late CB10 Carolina corn snake - Bazilishka
1.0.0 CB11 Abbots Okeetee- Little Twiddler
1.0.0 CB11 Hypo corn- Sebastianek
1.0.0. CB14 Butter Motley - Squidwood
0.1.0 stable cat
0.1.0 house cat
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Razee
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
2486 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  08:25:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
P.p.p.s ( you can tell I'm home and bored today, lol, ;-) ) Sonny must be an excellent mum, managing to unglue the heat mat, to find a really warm and safe place for her eggs :-).

How are Maggie's eggs doing?

0.1.0 late CB10 Carolina corn snake - Bazilishka
1.0.0 CB11 Abbots Okeetee- Little Twiddler
1.0.0 CB11 Hypo corn- Sebastianek
1.0.0. CB14 Butter Motley - Squidwood
0.1.0 stable cat
0.1.0 house cat
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  11:58:32  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Still nothing, going to contact the vets now.

I'm keeping one of the babies from Maggie's clutch, no chance of mum letting me have another haha.
The eggs are looking fantastic. Due next week!

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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Razee
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
2486 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  14:02:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next week! Don't forget to take lots of pictures and videos, and post them here! :-)

Fingers crossed for Maggie, let us know how she's doing...

0.1.0 late CB10 Carolina corn snake - Bazilishka
1.0.0 CB11 Abbots Okeetee- Little Twiddler
1.0.0 CB11 Hypo corn- Sebastianek
1.0.0. CB14 Butter Motley - Squidwood
0.1.0 stable cat
0.1.0 house cat
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  14:09:23  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Sonny's got an appointment at 5:15 today.
Maggie's doing fine, putting weight on like no-ones business haha

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 31/05/2017 :  18:35:22  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
UPDATE: She's had an injection of oxytocin as well as fluids, this should work in the next 12-24 hours but if not, we're going back tomorrow so they can deflate the egg to get it out.

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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Razee
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
2486 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2017 :  07:48:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
D'ough...sorry, l meant for Sonny! l was just thinking about the eggs about to hatch, so l put Maggie instead of Sonny.... how is Sonny doing, any news?

0.1.0 late CB10 Carolina corn snake - Bazilishka
1.0.0 CB11 Abbots Okeetee- Little Twiddler
1.0.0 CB11 Hypo corn- Sebastianek
1.0.0. CB14 Butter Motley - Squidwood
0.1.0 stable cat
0.1.0 house cat
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2017 :  19:43:34  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Sorry, I forgot to update you!
The first shot of oxytocin didn't work so we had to go back.
She had it deflated and another oxytocin and was told to bathe her when we got back and she pooped it out haha. She seems ok, still resting though but quite bright in herself.

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2017 :  12:29:57  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
She took a feed on Sunday, so my worries are disappearings fast :)

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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Razee
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
2486 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2017 :  17:24:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds good, maybe she could have REAL eggs next year, with Sheldon :-)

0.1.0 late CB10 Carolina corn snake - Bazilishka
1.0.0 CB11 Abbots Okeetee- Little Twiddler
1.0.0 CB11 Hypo corn- Sebastianek
1.0.0. CB14 Butter Motley - Squidwood
0.1.0 stable cat
0.1.0 house cat
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ScalySituation
Fully Grown Corn

United Kingdom
5270 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2017 :  18:37:40  Show Profile  Visit ScalySituation's Homepage  Click to see ScalySituation's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I don't think so, she has no known hets, don't want a bunch of normal babies I can't sell

0.1.0 Normal corn (Sonny)
1.0.0 Butter motley corn (Sheldon)
0.1.0 Caramel Corn (Maggie)
0.1.0 Caramel motley corn (Echo)
1.0.0 Cat (Angus)
1 mealworm colony
RIP Skye x
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