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One shed and a course of anitbiotics

After we took in this five-foot long boa, we took it in to get an annual. We found out definitively that it is a "he". We spent some time coming up with a name. Greek and Roman mythology turned up nothing useful. Several words or names that didn't exactly roll off the tongue. We finally came up with two candidates: Nigel or Serpico. We liked Serpico because it was a bit like Serpent. Nigel was good because it fits with several of the other British names we have such as Daphne, Basil, and Arthur. We finally went with Nigel because it was far easier to actually say than Serpico.

Nigels annual also turned up a bacterial infection, so we did a course of antibiotics. During that time, he shed. It was not a good shed. He basically shed the skin off his belly and still had skin intact down his back, so we had to pretty much remove that for him. Unfortunately, two scales also came with the skin down near the tip of his tail. That looks like it is healing up fine at this point.


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