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Old 06-01-17, 04:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: And then there was six...

Originally Posted by Albert Clark View Post
Absolutely unacceptable to even give the snake away in this unhealthy condition much less ask for 20.00. It is a beautiful animal by all accounts. I feel sorry that you got taken advantage of bc you fell in love with the snake. The condition at the vent can certainly be different things but it looks to me like possible infected scent glands. In any case I wouldn't trust anything this seller told me and treat this snake as a emergency. Exotic vet without a doubt. Center for avian and exotics is one of the best in the country. Hope this helps sattva.
I totally agree that this snake should've been given away and not paid for.

Since the scent glands are located at the base of the tail and this bump appears to be before the vent, I am not confident that it's the culprit as the location isn't right but I suppose it's possible, I have seen it manifest like that. What makes this alarming to me is how close this swelling is to the kidneys and the possible pressure it may be putting on them...kind of an important organ...

Any update Sattva?
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