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    Exclamation EMERGENCY, Leachianus Prolapse

    I'm trying to stay calm and luckily I've researched this for those just in case situations. I have what I believe to be a female leachianus that has prolapsed. She is just under a year old and have had her since November of 2010. She has never been exposed to a male, eats great, and is hydrated. I went to take some pictures of her fired up tonight while feeding my colony and I thought she was having a bowel movement. I left her alone for a minute and came back to see this.

    I gave her a warm bath while I deeply sterilized a small 6qt tub setup with moist paper towels. I would have taken her to the vet but the only one open on the weekend is a horrible dog/cat vet that once told a friend to feed their iguana meat. After the bath was over I called up a few friends for help. I was unable, using a Q-Tip, to get it back in. I ended up putting a liberal amount of honey on it and placed her back in the sterilized Q-Tub.

    Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated. I've never heard of something like this happening with a non-breeding female before, she is normally in a tub setup with clean paper towels as substrate. Mind boggling and very stressful.

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    Prolapse

    The bowel movement she had after I saw the prolapse
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    I'm gonna go with---she's a he. Looks like a hemipene to me.

    Check out those pores
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    Quote Originally Posted by meg90 View Post
    I'm gonna go with---she's a he. Looks like a hemipene to me.

    Check out those pores
    I'm used to ball python's small hemipenes and all the pictures online are of cresteds/leos. I've never seen it look like this. Thanks for the correction, any ideas of what else I should do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eel588 View Post
    I'm used to ball python's small hemipenes and all the pictures online are of cresteds/leos. I've never seen it look like this. Thanks for the correction, any ideas of what else I should do?
    (this is after my first post, sorry if I'm repeating everyone else ><; )

    Ahh i feel you hun. Snakes look way different, and this does look different than a crested normally does (I'm assuming they are extremely similar) but they can range in shape and size depending on if that animal is aroused, just copulated, and situations like this where it is accidental.

    and i think as long as you keep your little one in a really clean environment and you keep a good eye on his "business", i think it will be fine. :3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boanyoo View Post
    (this is after my first post, sorry if I'm repeating everyone else ><; )

    Ahh i feel you hun. Snakes look way different, and this does look different than a crested normally does (I'm assuming they are extremely similar) but they can range in shape and size depending on if that animal is aroused, just copulated, and situations like this where it is accidental.

    and i think as long as you keep your little one in a really clean environment and you keep a good eye on his "business", i think it will be fine. :3
    Thank you, I'm just the over worried gecko dad. This is the place to vent your concerns, haha.
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    Hahaha i totally feel you! XD its a great place to come too with worries with all the amazing people here. ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by eel588 View Post
    Thank you, I'm just the over worried gecko dad. This is the place to vent your concerns, haha.
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    Well i'm not as use to Leaches as much as Cresties, but this animal has pre-anal pores and a bit of a bludge, so i think you have a male who is just showing himself. Although, a prolapse of a hemipean is still odd, especially due to a poop, so i would still try to go to the vet if you can (just to be safe), but i really think you have a male and that's a heamipean and not a prolapsed "womanhood" (for lack of a better word).

    I hope that helps!
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    Yup, looks like a hemipenes, but really needs an exam to know for sure. Keep it moist with honey until the good vet in town is available on Monday.
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    Did it go back in? I would say leave him be.

    This is a thread with a photo of a leachie hemipene after copulation. If I can find more, I'll link.
    http://www.forums.repashy.com/showthread.php?t=35577

    I would say he should be fine. Boys reach maturity and seem to want to test out their parts. A male crestie did just that on my scale the other day (I had weighed a female before him)
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    I was gonna say i saw pores but don't know how many rows can be pseudo in leachies ... good luck hopefully it retracts itself ...

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