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Does anyone know what it means if your snake is flatenning its body or looks to be sucking its stomach in and is curled up ...Ive made an appointment with the vets but its late in the afternoon .....is there anything i can do for him until then, hes in a warm clean RUB inside a vivarium atm and had some water last night....
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Does anyone know what it means if your snake is flatenning its body or looks to be sucking its stomach in and is curled up ...Ive made an appointment with the vets but its late in the afternoon .....is there anything i can do for him until then, hes in a warm clean RUB inside a vivarium atm and had some water last night....
Whats the species?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:38 AM
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Could it perhaps be trying to adsorb more heat? Adders are famous for flattening there body out like this.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:55 AM
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I would say its scared
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As terry said, most snakes can do it when threatened, i had a burm that would go flat as a pancake when you did anything in its viv or even walked past.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:25 PM
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Sounds like a scared snake to me.
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you could always cover the rub or vivarium with a towel for a couple of days to give it a bit more security. good luck
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NO he wasnt scared he he died on the way to the vets...
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NO he wasnt scared he he died on the way to the vets...
Scared to death?
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NO he wasnt scared he he died on the way to the vets...
Thats a bugger. Sorry for your loss.

Will you be getting a PM done?
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