One of mine is an albino too, and he's the same way. Kind, gentle, likes to ride around on my shoulders. He's also the only one who wasn't given to rescue because someone got tired of him. His family moved to a place where snakes were banned, and they had to leave him behind. The other three were all kids' pets, and were given up when the kids got tired of them.
I hope your snake gets better. Does he eat frozen/thawed, or is he strictly a live mouse kind of guy? I use RodentPro now, but know folks who have also bought from Mice Direct and both companies are a good clean source for snake food.
Thank you, me too. With the exception of when he was younger giving him live pinky rats and that's been over 2 years ago he has always been fed frozen thawed, but gathering from what information the vet gave us, if there is something in the gut of the rodent it can be contracted. E.g. cryptospirosis(sp)
Next gut clearing I'm taking a sample to determine what we're dealing with.
Thanks for the tip on sources I will look into them as rearing rodents for food has never appealed to me but I would do it if it means saving his life.(just afraid I will get attached to the feeders and have 10 billion pet mice all over).
What happened was he was looking off end of September, thought he was about to go into shed....and being gone for a week @the National upon return home found his heat light off.
Vet said whatever was going on prior combined w/the cooling sent him into a downward spiral, stuff takes over. Plus being albino was told they are more prone to tumors, cancer etc.
He said it takes snakes a long time to get sick and a long time to recover.
I am very nervous as his upcoming feed date after treatment is critical.
/sorry for the novel