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Savannah monitor swallowed a small rubber piece please help

Savmon95

New member
I just got this savannah monitor about 3 weeks ago he's a little guy (probably around a foot didn't exactly measure him) I'd probably say a couple months old I have reptibark in his enclosure and his high side temps at 115 with a few spots to bask on and the cool side is around 80 and I mist his cage every morning and every night trying to keep the humidity decent. He ended up swallowing a rubber earbud piece because my daughter (3 years old) put it in the tote I feed him in (I don't want him associating getting fed with me opening his enclosure when he gets older) and I didn't realize it till I went to feed him and saw him swallow it it's been a day so far and he hasn't pooped. His appetite and activity levels are all the same as they were before this, but I'm gonna keep his humidity up and give him a warm bath tomorrow to see if I can help him out and maybe give him some olive oil any other suggestions I can do to help him pass it?
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

How big is your monitor?
It sounds like he is probably no bigger than 12 or so inches? Post pictures of him if you can,
that would be great.
So the rubber portion, it is hard or semi-soft? He shouldn't have too much trouble passing it
through but you can give soft foods such as canned pumpkin, & sugar free applesauce mixed
with a few drops of olive or coconut oil daily to help things along.
Let us know how he is doing!

Tracie
 

Savmon95

New member
Original Poster
Alright thanks for the advice I'll give that a shot and it was the squishy part that goes over the hard part of an earbud it's really soft and I'm not sure of how to upload images from my cellphone tbh let me see if I can do it off of my computer.
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

Ok, well then if it is the softer part of it, then it will most likely pass through quite easily! However,
it would still be beneficial to give some foods with the oil for a week or so until it passes through.
They sure can be fast when grabbing something off of the floor!
Let us know how things are going. If you have a picture, we would love to see your monitor!

Tracie
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

No problem at all! Your Savannah monitor is very pretty, he looks great!
How is he doing?

Tracie
 

Savmon95

New member
Original Poster
Thank you very much he passed it just now sorry I haven't checked this in a day got busy but I'm very thankful for everyone's help ☺️
 

Drache613

BD.org Sicko
Staff member
Moderator
Hello,

That's great to hear then, he didn't have any trouble at all passing it. I didn't think he would
have much trouble with it since you had mentioned it was the softer portion of it!
Let us know if you have more questions or need help.
Feel free to stick around & join more conversations.

Tracie
 
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