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he looks to be struggling to breathe, all weak and head keeps slopping to side, weak and not eaten in weeks, kept regurging but set up is fine , dont nkow what else to do . need some help..
 

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Whilst it won't help the snake, which sounds to be in a really bad way, some info on how you keep it, temperatures, equipment, how often you have trie dto feed and what food items. How long have you had the snake and was it eating when you got it?

The snake does need to be seen by a VET - if your local vet hasn't got anyone on call to give advice (either in person or overt the phone) then seek a different vet.
 

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i called the vets, they now closed, i called another emergency 1 they dnt have a snake specialist there, so called another ER , they going to call me bak soon as finished with another emergency ,
 

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If he's struggling to breathe, up the humidity slightly, that sometimes helps. Strange question, but have you seen small bubbles appear from the nose? Years past when I bought snakes from less-than-reputable shops, some of them had "colds" from low temps and too wet substrate. A quick reptile antibiotic from the vets solved the problem for me. I don't know where you're based but there's a good herp vet in Leeds and worksop. Hope this info helps, and good luck to the little guy
 

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he was eeating fine , large mice every 2 weeks , . everything fine with setup. my other 2 snakes are fine and has same set up . i left him 10days after regurged , then tried again , he didnt want it so tried a week later, he ate it slowly, then regurged it again. he was active until this morning,
 

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no bubbles from nose . when i try hold him he just head flopping side to side like he hasnt got control of it . mouth opening for long periods then he finding it hard to close his mouth properly. I am waiting for an ER vet to call me bk .
 

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I would suggest quarantining him until he has been seen by a vet. If it is an RI they are highly contagious. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly between handling him and the others and keep him away from them.
 

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everything fine with setup. my other 2 snakes are fine and has same set up . ,

some info on how you keep it, temperatures, equipment,.... How long have you had the snake
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Can you please provide some details...

If you have identical set ups and your other snakes are fine then this is more than just an environmental issue, but having the info might help us give you some advice on things you can try untill you manage to speak with a Vet
 

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I agree with magatron. Until problem is sorted. Might consider moving him and his viv to another room until the problem is resolved. Ri spreads really fast and can make an entire collection I'll. Not to mention the vet bills
 

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you need to put him in quarantine. it sounds like RI and he needs antibiotics from a vet ASAP!
Try rising the humidity by misting the isolated enclosure and give him fresh water. Is he wheezing or does he have bubbles around his mouth?
you'll need to contact an emergency exotic vet. They will not say no to a dying animal.
Also one of my friends suggested putting some vicks (vapour rub) into a bowl of hot water so your snake can inhale the steam which should clear any blockage in the nose making it easier for him to breathe.
Good luck, hope he gets better soon!
 

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he is 8yr old as far as I know . i spoke to a vet on phone . he said seems like he on his last legs so to speak . said might be better and more comfortable to let him be . instead of taking him all the way there . for same outcome ..
 

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8 years sounds quite young for a corn. One's I had lived between 16 and 19. Before you decide, please try another vet as not all vets specialise in reptiles. It really sounds to me as a respiratory infection which is quite sad to see your snake that way but can be quite easily treated. Again good luck and I hope you have a positive outcome
 

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well I was right :( he has passed so if i did take him to the vets , he wud have passed on the way, and wud have been distressing more for him .. :( will take him vets to make sure, and find out why.. i dont want my other snakes to be affected if is contagious .
 
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