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  1. Snakes
    I have a newly rescued ball python, had her for about a week now. Her belly scales have always seemed to be slightly loose/raised since I got her, but no discoloration or anything so decided to just keep on eye on her. Her enclosure before I got her had several shedded skins, water bowl was...
  2. Snakes
    I have been reading up on the symptoms of scale rot in snakes, and I know that one of the most common ways to identify scale rot is to look for red, orange, or brown spots on the ventral side of the snake. However, I have a snake that has a series of red spots on its belly as part of its scale...
  3. Snakes
    PLEASE HELP! I just got a purple tiger Reticulated python from a breeder who got into drugs and quit caring for him. He is 4 years old and 12' long. I thought it would be a fun pet seeing as I am experienced dealing with large constrictors, I helped out in the everglades. I will admit though...
  4. Snakes
    After getting our baby hognose out today we noticed the scales on his belly looked like this... (we managed to take an under-shot of him whilst he was slithering through my fingers, sorry if it’s not great quality) http://imgur.com/n1LOQ4E They are brown and dry looking scales!! We spot clean...
  5. Snakes
    Hey all! First time posting to this forum so lets hope it's in the right place. I'm bringing home my first Royal Python at the end of this week (he's four months old, totally gorgeous), and have a question about scale rot. Namely, how do you prevent it in snakes that require the humidity...
  6. Snakes
    Hi all, What is up with my Royal? Burn? Or something worse? She was like this after partially shedding and does not like being handled. Any help will be appreciated. [/URL]
  7. Lizards
    Hi looking for some advice /others people's experiences with this pleas thanks ok so 8 year old male beardie, his shed wasnt great this time, a lot seemed caked on . i noticed a weird sort of growth in his beard where it hadnt shed , looked possibly fungus like or could have just been deep...
  8. Snakes
    Not my snake. I believe he is a sunglow boa. The owner asked me and I thought it just looked like old belly scales with substrate stuck up them, but she is worried it might be scale rot.
  9. Snakes
    Hi, I was hoping to get a wee bit of advice on how to tell if scale rot is getting better and also how long it normally takes to cure? We took our royal python to the vet last Friday and got antiobiotics, iodine and a topical lotion for him but on the Sunday night he escaped from his tank and...
  10. Snakes
    Hi! I'm a n00b to this site so forgive me. I'm Lauren! I have corn snakes! Nothing fancy sorry :( I'll get straight to the point, I have 8 corns now and my last acquisition was a cute little now just yesterday! Non of my snakes to date have ever had a problem with health inside or out so this...
  11. Snakes
    I found my hognose snake's neck and belly scales with these little light gray/brown spots on them. While I suspect scale rot, her enclosure has not been humid at all, I've been even not using her water dish lately since I know hognoses don't like humidity. Can anyone tell me for sure? Images...
  12. Snakes
    I have a 47” Dwarf Boa (uncertain of exact locality) who has been fabulously healthy for the 3 years that I’ve owned him. About a week and a half ago, after a nice full shed, the underside of the tip of his tail began turning red. I posted a picture in a Boa Constrictor Group on Facebook and...
  13. Snakes
    Hello all. As the title says, one of my pastal royal pythons has scale rot. I believe this was caused by it sitting in updates for too long so obviously this is completely my fault for missing this. So I've now given the viv a deep clean and replace the substrate with newspaper and will be...
  14. Snakes
    Hello, I haven't been on here for a while, and something has popped up that the experts on here need to help answer for me :2thumb: My pine snake Memphis has recently decided that his water bowl has offended him for whatever reason and keeps tipping it over by burrowing under it then lifting...
  15. Snakes
    I just got my first corn snake, i've only had it a week, and ive been keeping it in my new vivarium. I took it out today and realised that it has strange skin markings mainly on its underbelly, and at first I thought it possibly could have been a burn, but the heat mat doesn't seem to be that...
  16. Snakes
    Hey guys, picked up a royal 2 weeks ago and I've just given it a further examination and noticed a couple of brownish looking scales. I've taken some pics... do you guys think its signs of scale rot? If so what's the best treatment? I've heard iodine, savlon, bentadine mixture is good? This...
  17. Snakes
    Hello, my snake just finished a shed a few days ago. It was definitely not a good one and I did peel a lot of it off myself even though I know that's a terrible idea. He's now got these sort of brownish red marks going along the lower half of his underbelly and I was wondering whether or not it...
  18. Snakes
    2 weeks a go I noticed small brown scales on my corn snake (on a amel corn) that were very noticeable, also the corn had been off its food. So I decided to take a trip to the vets to be 100%. So yeah diagnosed with scale rot, given 10% betadine solution to bath in 20 mins a day and a topical...
  19. Snakes
    hey guys, thought id post up with my new boa :) i got her from a friend of a friend and he told me he had her 5 years, but its only about 5.5ft !! :gasp: she is really thick but is short, and i know why! this is what she was kept in :gasp::bash::bash::bash: 3.5 x 1.5 x 2 ft !! she also...
  20. Snakes
    Has Anyone ever used Savlon or Germolene (IN ADDITION to veterinary advised treatment) to help treat Scale rot in Snakes before. I have read about people using them in the past but germolene contains Phenol as well as Chlorohexidine Gulconate(which is the same active ingredient found in...
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