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 Unusual behavior

Hi guys. First post but here goes...

Recently purchased a Royal python from a local reptile store, and noticed some strange behaviour from her regarding her head and movements.

Frequently she sits with her head sideways on, but just noticed tonight her head is completely upside down (see image for details).

Just wondering if this is something to be concerned about? Im not a new reptile keeper and have several other snakes including another royal, but never seen behaviour like this.

01/09/17  12:23pm


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 Unusual behavior

It appears that this is a spider morph if I’m not mistaken. Some spider morphs can have nervous system issues effecting their spatial orientation. Some characteristics of the spider morph are erratic head movements and keeping their head in odd positions. I have seen certain spiders that are really bad. Also, some people breed spider to spider, which heavily exacerbates the nervous system pathology.

01/22/17  04:33pm

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