Blue tongue ate foam! Poisoning?

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Blue tongue ate foam! Poisoning?

Postby Sunny_Skinks » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi- I have a 9 month eastern bluey that accidentally ate some foam...
It was a piece about 1cm wide and 2cm long. I only got time to pull a tiny bit of it out of her mouth... (about 1/6th)
It was the type of foam used for kids craft
I did feed her earlier before the incident
i just turned my head for about 10 seconds (which i wont be doing again)
Is my skink going to be ok?
AHH :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
help ;-;
She hasn't pooped since. only happened about 2 days ago
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Re: Blue tongue ate foam! Poisoning?

Postby Scotts1au » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:59 pm

That is pretty impressive. It should be ok assuming it is an adult-ish proportions.

They routinely eat stonefruit seeds in the wild - or at least in suburban gardens which are probably bigger than your piece of foam and often jagged. It may take a few days to come through. I wouldn't worry about poisoning. Don't feed for a few days until it pops out.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. M. Andretti

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