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Old 03-21-20, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Stuck shed on head of ball python and mouth scab

Hello, this is my first pet python. Everything was going fine with taking care of her up until she started accumulating stuck shed on top of her head. I have tried giving her baths to get it off and keeping her tank between 60-80 humidity. Itís staring to worry me because the stuck shed is tight on her head and pulls back the scales around her eyes a bit. The stuck scales are very peculiar because only select scales are being effected so it looks like freckles. Besides the stuck shed she has a scab like thing on her mouth. Iíve been monitoring that spot and it hasnít gotten any worse or hasnít faded yet. Is it just a scab or should I get it checked out? Besides the stuck shed and scab she has been doing very well. She eats fine and is very curious about her new environment.
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Old 03-21-20, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Stuck shed on head of ball python and mouth scab

Without knowing more about your setup we can't really help improve the shedding situation.

And without pics we can't help at all with the mouth issue.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYKSNqTQr-E
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Re: Stuck shed on head of ball python and mouth scab

You should seek out vet care at this point. I don't know what this scab is so it's difficult to figure out. Snakes shouldn't randomly get scabs.
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Old 03-21-20, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Was the scab there when you first got her? We need some pictures or we cannot help, or follow the above advice and go to the vet.
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