border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Python Forums > General Python Forum

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-17, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul-2017
Posts: 3
Country:
Exclamation Ball Python

I am a new ball python owner, my friend just bought me one. I have had her for about two weeks and she has developed brown, dry, flaky scales on her belly/near her neck. I'm afraid it could be scale rot. Any insight on what I should do?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_8981.JPG (34.5 KB, 42 views)
Newowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 07-03-17, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul-2017
Posts: 3
Country:
Re: Ball Python

Help please!! Asap
Newowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-17, 12:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
TRD
Member
 
Join Date: Dec-2016
Posts: 512
Country:
Re: Ball Python

go to a vet...?
TRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-17, 05:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Albert Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar-2015
Posts: 3,174
Country:
Re: Ball Python

It's very challenging to diagnose a condition from pictures and without more info on your specific setup and husbandry numbers/ practices. Certainly a exotic vet will be able to sort through the possibilities after you give the adequate history of present illness along with all the husbandry info.
Albert Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-17, 07:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Doug 351's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug-2013
Location: White Settlement
Posts: 389
Country:
Re: Ball Python

Preheat the oven to 375 f......

SERIOUSLY! I hate to be rude and crude....( well....maybe I live for it!)
But IF!!!!! There's not anything SERIOUSLY wrong, a vet bill oughta be pretty cheap.

Now, I have a cat: ( 2 trips for urinary blockage)......this is REALLY SERIOUS for a cat.....( they go in ICU for a week.) Fortunately, I had a verry affordable vet, so it was only $150 trip.

Soooo...Then Sammy gets really skinny....
$369 to run tests to tell me he has an incurable disease.

Shut up and be happy you have a snake.....AND TAKE IT TO A VET!!!!!
Doug 351 is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 07-05-17, 11:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul-2017
Posts: 3
Country:
Re: Ball Python

I'm 14, how easy do you think it is to find a vet that specializes in reptiles in Baltimore city??
Newowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-17, 11:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
Aaron_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov-2002
Location: Toronto
Age: 32
Posts: 16,565
Send a message via MSN to Aaron_S
Re: Ball Python

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newowner View Post
I'm 14, how easy do you think it is to find a vet that specializes in reptiles in Baltimore city??
Talk to your parents and ask them to assist you in the search.
Aaron_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-17, 12:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
TRD
Member
 
Join Date: Dec-2016
Posts: 512
Country:
Re: Ball Python

Find a Veterinarian - Local Vets and Veterinary Clinics, Vet Services

At least that has some addresses and numbers for Baltimore
TRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-17, 08:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
TLD
Member
 
TLD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2017
Posts: 31
Country:
Re: Ball Python

While you are getting your parents help finding a veterinarian to aid your snake keep its cage exceptionally clean. Scale rot thrives in moist bacteria ridden environments.

Now I'm also going to bring up another possibility. If you are using an under tank heater and it is not being controlled by a thermostat your ball python could also be suffering from a severe burn. Its important to go to a vet and figure out what is wrong.
TLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
#python #help #asap

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 06:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0