border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Colubrid Forums > Elaphe Guttata Guttata

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-19, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb-2019
Posts: 1
Country:
White discoloration on Blood Red Morph

Short version: Snake's head has been milky for over a week and I'm seeing increasing patches of white on her upper body. Photo:



Detailed :
We have a 7yo female blood red morph corn snake we've had since she was a baby. She generally eats every 2-3 weeks, but declined her offered meal a week ago (not unusual this time of year), and my daughter who was feeding her commented that it looked like she was about to shed. Seemed reasonable, and we let her do her thing for a few days. We're in a dry environment so I've been opening her vivarium daily to mist her or add damp moss, as her last few sheds were in many pieces (but eyes scales came off and I helped her clear her tail). Her head is milky, but eyes have been clear this whole time, which usually indicates she's on the verge of shedding. It's unusual for it to take this long after her eyes clear.

I started noticing patches on her where it looked like the old skin was starting to separate - a few scales looking whitish. The rest of her was red and not noticeably dull. However, the spots are becoming more prominent and some are truly white. Most of this is along her neck - the rear portion of her body does not show issues.

She's never been to the vet, but I got a recommendation and have an appointment Monday (I called around and no one could see her sooner). So I thought I'd ask in case someone her recognizes the symptoms and can give me tips to help her out in the interim.

We haven't had other reptiles of any type in the house for years, so a contagious illness seems unlikely. However, scabies (human skin mites) is going around our area and I found out earlier this week my daughter's had it for a few weeks at least. It seems unlikely to cross species, but stranger things have happened.

Thanks for any leads!
Kazoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 02-25-19, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
kazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2017
Posts: 352
Country:
Re: White discoloration on Blood Red Morph

there is no photo.
__________________
Sorry my English Feel free to correct my mistakes.
kazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0