Rocco was surrendered to Snake Haus in order to receive much needed medical attention. His rescue was a group effort made possible by the combined efforts of three different Snake Haus fans.
A friend purchased Rocco from a so-called breeder but discovered when he picked him up that he was very sick. Rather than try to treat Rocco himself he started asking around for someone that could help. A Snake Haus fan heard about Rocco and connected his new owner with us who immediately chose to surrender him so we could start treatment as soon as possible. Only problem was Rocco was a long ways away from us. Fortunately another Snake Haus friend volunteered to go pick him up and meet us half way.
Once Rocco arrive here at Snake Haus we immediately started treatment. We found a severe retained shed, a missing eye, a huge jaw abscess, and signs of generalized sepsis. Here is a picture of him on his day or arrival:
Rocco got a warm bath and immediate help removing his retained shed. We also started antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds right away. Watch this video to see his retained shed coming off.
Two months later Rocco has now moved into the 8′ ICU enclosure above Luna, another one of our burms. He is doing very well and continues to heal. We have not yet pursued surgery for his jaw because it is still shrinking. We are starting get hopeful that he might not actually need surgery. He is a very good boy and will become an excellent addition to our education team once he gets well.