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Old 30-07-2010, 10:06 PM
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hi people.
as i want to breed my corn next year i want them both in tip top health before brumation. my females body is not a toned up as others. her scales sometimes feel slitly empty if that makes sence she is not skinnie and not fat but her body dosent seem to fill her scales fully. what should i do to get her looking tip top?
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:07 PM
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maybe she is due a shed?
somtimes my snake can look/feel very strange before a shed, but then returns to her muscular body shape.
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:10 PM
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no not due to shed mate. this is not something that has just come on all of a sudden. sometimes she looks slitly flat like oval shaped.
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:11 PM
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:-/ don't know then sorry,
maybe a visit to a reptile vet or a trusted reptile shop owner who may of come across it before.

p.s you could always google it?
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:15 PM
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She could be dehydrated.

Get a photo up, so people can visualise what you are trying to say.
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:16 PM
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Dehydrated maybe?
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:16 PM
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i personally think she just needs to build her body tone back up as she layed eggs erlyr in the year. i just want someone with more experience to conferm what i think.
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Old 30-07-2010, 10:32 PM
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Have heard of similar things happening due to dehydration and were in the weather for it. But also heard of such body shapes due to being overweight. Im guessing since your prepping them for brumation that its unlikely the second one at all
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Old 30-07-2010, 11:12 PM
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rite here is a couple pics. what you can see is not lumps but flatening of the body wile on a surface in this case my hands.



look to the right of this pic in my left hand



thanks for any help.
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Old 30-07-2010, 11:17 PM
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Swimming builds muscle in snakes quicker and more effectively than any other exercise but if the snake really can't tolerate water then get it going up some stairs.
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