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Old 03-07-17, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Burmese Python Yawning??

Hi all, I was just wondering about something: After a meal or at random times in the day my Burmese python will "yawn." I'm sure she's not actually yawning but I got curious and wanted to know why she does it. She doesn't do it regularly, Ive only seen her do it twice apart from when she just finished a meal. Why does she do this?

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Old 03-07-17, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

She's realigning her jaws. All snakes do this.
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Old 03-07-17, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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good to know! thanks!
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Old 03-11-17, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

Sometimes they do just yawn btw ��
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Old 03-11-17, 09:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

Probably what the previous posters said...but, how about stretching the muscles in the jaw in readiness for the next meal? FEED ME!!!
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Old 03-18-17, 08:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

Yeah, they do that normally. Its kind of like me popping my shoulder back in place after a freerunning course. (wait, what?)
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Old 03-21-17, 07:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

They will open their mouth if too hot sometimes. If it's short around a meal that's probably not the reason but if you have a snake contained in something or with a small temperature gradient and it is opening it's mouth you want to check the temp just in case.
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They will open their mouth if too hot sometimes. If it's short around a meal that's probably not the reason but if you have a snake contained in something or with a small temperature gradient and it is opening it's mouth you want to check the temp just in case.
Interesting. I've never heard of this.
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Old 03-21-17, 10:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

Never heard of anything other than birds doing this (and any animal that can pant offcourse) I have heard of snakes with a bad cold having their mouthed open though. Fascinating
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Re: Burmese Python Yawning??

They will also yawn to smell their environment. They have sensors inside their mouths to help them sensor smells around them.

Here's a pretty good article about all the reasons they yawn:

https://www.cuteness.com/blog/conten...do-snakes-yawn
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