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Old 11-19-16, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my ball python has been acting really weird lately by always being in her water bowl. I've noticed her head has been looking dry and I'm not sure why. Temps are all good so I'm not sure how to help her. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Is she in blue?
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What does that mean?
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It means she's getting ready to shed!
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Whats your humidity at?
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What does that mean?
If you look at the eyes they look milky. My spider always sheds well, his temps and humidity are all ok but he still likes to sit in his water bowl just before shedding.
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This ball python has a stuck/ retained shed. The animal should be placed into a shallow tub with water, a lid, and airholes in it. Then it should be allowed to soak for about 45 minutes. You could then assist the animal with removal of the stuck shed.
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Thank you everyone for your information. I just noticed my ball was weezing so he may have an upper repository infection. I'm on my way to buy a humidifier and I've been looking all around for f10 locally but haven't found anything. Is there anything else I can do? Humidity and temperature are good and I've soaked her with no benefits.
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No no no.
If you are doing what I think you are doing, do NOT nebulize the F10 via the humidifier.
Go find a vet if you think it is a respiratory infection. That is not something you are fixing by yourself.
Note: My vet mentioned this has been happening. I hope I am wrong.
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I've heard that it actually does help. Can I get more feedback from others if this is ok?
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If you can't get him through his shed, and if he has a respiratory infection, You need a good reptile vet...
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I've heard that it actually does help. Can I get more feedback from others if this is ok?
ASK A VET.
They will tell you NO.
This is a chemical.
You may as well throw bleach in an inhaler for yourself.
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Also, it's good to know that ball pythons will wheeze when stressed! A stuck shed especially on the head and surrounding airways will also cause abnormal sounds in breathing. You may not even be dealing with a true RI. Is there any stringy mucus visible or mucus in the mouth or nose? Does the snake hold its head upwards for extended periods of time? Have you noticed any dried secretions on the inside of the tub or glass wall? Is the animal feeding, tongue flicking, or have you noticed the fork tongue stuck together? These are associated symptoms you have to look for when considering RI. Wheezing alone is not a call for alarm but a call to investigate further before rushing to treat something that may not even be there. It's great that you noticed the abnormal breathing but that means you are going to have to observe the snake more closely for other symptoms. Hope this helped.
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F10 has actually caused respiratory burns in certain individuals when used via nebulization. Your snake needs a vet.
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