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Old 10-18-02, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dent in eye

I noticed a "dent" in my 4 month old boa constrictor's right eye. I've heard before that this is caused by low humidity or dehydration. The humidity is right around 50% and I have witnessed him drinking. Any suggestions as to how i could solve this little problem. Any similar experiences out there? Thanks........chris
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Old 10-18-02, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've seen this many times, in many species often when getting close to a shed. Try and get the humidity up a little, maybe a tub big enough for the snake to soak in. Chances are it will be gone after the next shed cycle.
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he just shed three days ago so i'm clueless, should i try to raise the humidity some anyway? chris

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It would'nt hurt to raise the humidity, does the snake have a tub to soak in if it wants? See if you can find someone nearby with some experience to have a look at your snake. He may just have an eyecap stuck which will need to be removed.
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i checked his shed skin and both eyecaps were there, i'm in the process of raising the humidity to 65-70% We'll see what happens..........chris
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Old 10-19-02, 01:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Chris was both eyecaps there in one piece?
Also do you have anything in the terrarium that might of caused this?
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Old 10-19-02, 07:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Make sure that the snake has ALWAYS a dry spot in the terrarium.
Otherwise you can get skin-problems.
I wouldn't worry to much about it when the snake eats and reacts normally. Often such things dissapear after a while.
The suggestion of a tub big enough for the snake is a golden one!
Boa's like to bath and when you are lucky it will put it faeces in it. Keeps your terrarium clean!

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