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Old 08-05-18, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have you ever seen this on a belly?

So I've had my own ball pythons for about 3 years, never had any problems with either of them! A buddy of mine is moving cross country and decided he didnt want to bring his ball (a year old i believe) along for the ride, so i told him that i would take him! when i got him and his tank 2 days ago, he had i think aspen shavings to line it (im a firm believer of paper towel/newspaper) and last night when i got him out cause his shed looked a bit odd on one side, i noticed his belly had a 2 inch line of what looked like scabs. i have never seen anything like this in my own snakes, so i immediately pulled everything out of his tank and wiped it all down and lined it with newspaper and soaked him in warm water for about an hour while i looked up to see what i could find.. absolutely nothing. the scabs loosened up and peeled off when he was back in his tank and now theres the underlying cuts(?) exposed.. help!
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Old 08-05-18, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Have you ever seen this on a belly?

Burns? Looks like what happened to my escapee, my 0.1 Pygmy Python, that I just found.
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Re: Have you ever seen this on a belly?

Looks like burns to me, probably from an unregulated heat source. Did the snake's viv come with a UTH or a heat rock? A UTH must be regulated by a thermostat and heat rocks shouldn't be used at all.
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Old 08-06-18, 06:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Have you ever seen this on a belly?

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Burns? Looks like what happened to my escapee, my 0.1 Pygmy Python, that I just found.
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Looks like burns to me, probably from an unregulated heat source. Did the snake's viv come with a UTH or a heat rock? A UTH must be regulated by a thermostat and heat rocks shouldn't be used at all.
i was thinking they might have been burns but the UTH has a thermostat connected. maybe ill go pick up another one.. might be defective? thanks guys!
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Re: Have you ever seen this on a belly?

At this point I'd be asking my "buddy" if the snake had gotten loose at some point and had gotten burned on a hot pipe, etc. For exemple, the only place I can think that my Pygmy Python could've gotten burned was on the dryer hose coupling...it vents at the bottom, and there are no hot water pipes down low enough for it to have gotten burned and all my bathroom cabinets are sealed up.

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i was thinking they might have been burns but the UTH has a thermostat connected. maybe ill go pick up another one.. might be defective? thanks guys!
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