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PostSubject: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:12 pm

This afternoon I have discovered that my beloved ball python Monty is no longer with us. I have no idea why he died. He was a happy, rat eating, smelly pooping, little guy. It breaks my heart knowing he is gone. Though there may be other little critters in my life nothing will ever replace him. R.I.P Monty Sad
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:18 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that!

Wasn't he the Craigslist rescue...? I am really sorry for your loss. Since you're not sure what happened, I would definitely keep anything of his away from other reptiles in your house and keep a close eye on them. There are some really horribly sneaky reptile diseases that are airborne and can do some awful things when herps are exposed :c

I am so sorry to hear your BP died.... We lost a little pastel male a few years ago. We were told he was a well-started baby, but weeks passed and he absolutely refused meals of all species, sizes, colors, life stages, etc. Cut to two months later and two failed force-feeding attempts, he died. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:23 pm

No, the Craigslist rescue had died before I picked him up. He was a little guy I got from Off the Ark. He had been behaving fine before today. He was eating and just had a complete shed. Nothing that raised any red flags.

I already quarantined all of his stuff and cleaned them very thoroughly.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:42 pm

Geez that makes it even worse :c I'm so sorry.

I'm glad you have all of his stuff quarantined. Might've been something hereditary or organ trouble or anything, really :/
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:50 pm

Yeah Sad My wife took it pretty hard. She really cared for him. My wife doesn't have a lot of experience with snakes (or animals in general) and coming to terms with the death of a pet can be hard. I come from living on a farm with more animals than you can count and death is quite frequent.

The only thing I could think that happened was some sort of organ failure or hereditary issue. Or sometimes these things just happen.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:05 pm

Sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a pet.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:51 pm

Losing a pet, furry, feathered, scaly or otherwise, is always horrific. It is one of the hardest things I have ever done and I deeply dread the day that it happens again. I hope you and your wife won't let this deter you from another critter down the road, when you're both ready Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:24 pm

Sorry to hear that, I lost one of my German shpeards last week. So I know that feeling.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:18 am

I love all of our critters so so much... I'd be devastated if something happened to ours... sorry for your loss Sad
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:39 am

Ah bummer, sorry to hear. Let me know if you are ever out this way. I have some clutches hatching in another ten days and PH are always hard to move. I would be glad to give you one.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:43 pm

I will be sure to keep that in mind. Thank you so much. Smile I might actually be out that way mid october.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:38 pm

Ok. Just shoot me a PM for my number when you're ready Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Not to be "one of those people" but I really miss my snake... Today was especially hard because I had gotten into a schedule of holding him and watching some tv. Sad

I know some people say snakes don't grow bonds with people but I swear this guy did. He knew me apart from my wife. He would come out and greet me when I came by and hide when my wife approached.
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Monty   Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:53 pm

It's perfectly normal to miss a pet!! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The fact that you are mourning him is just proof that you were a concerned and caring owner. The only people who would wonder why you're upset are the close-minded who believe that the only pets in the world have fur.

:c I hope you feel better soon.
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