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 Western Hognose Acting Strange Help Quick!

Hey everyone I had a western hognose a few months ago but i had sold it to one of my friends. He just called and said it was acting strange turning its head and biting itself, rolling over on its back and its head was jerking. I thought it sounded like it had something fall on it and damage his spine but they said nothing could have done it in his cage. So my next guess was worms but it was captive born and fed frozen mice its whole life he is 3 and 1/2 year old. Feeding him frozen mice should have killed all parasites right? But please someone respond quick with some ideas and thanks for any help.



03/13/15  09:37pm

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  Message To: Hatchet_man_90221   In reference to Message Id: 2312736


 Western Hognose Acting Strange Help Quick!

Its probably a problem that involves his nuerosystem(nerves,brain,spine) so take the snake to a certified herp vet.



03/14/15  06:42am

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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2312740


 Western Hognose Acting Strange Help Quick!

I second the above opinion. There are diseases that can cause this, but more likely is exposure to a chemical or extreme heat. Good luck to the poor guy!

Cliff Earle
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03/16/15  02:07pm


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