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my boa is acting really sluggish and refused to eat. i just noticed this evening that his skin around his tail is turning colors and he smells like decay. i was wondering if anyone has ever had this happen to them. i dont know what to do or even if there is anything for me to do. i dont know if it is parasites or if a rat i fed him a few weeks ago was bad. please help.



06/18/12  09:14pm

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How is he doing? I think the only thing you can do now is take him to a herp vet immediately. No time to waste!

Good luck!!

-Wil



06/20/12  02:21pm

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im sorry to say that he has passed. i dont know what was wrong. he was fine through the weekend and monday i checked on him and he was really out of it. i noticed the tail looked bruised. i couldnt get him to an exotic vet that night and tuesday my wife called and said he wasnt moving. he ate a week and a half ago and was defecating fine he had just shed two weeks ago.the cage was clean and the temp was fine. he did have mites and i bathed him and cleaned the cage trying to get rid of them. unless it was a parasite he got from the rat i got from petco. im clueless.



06/21/12  07:45pm

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  Message To: Jdpython   In reference to Message Id: 2270803


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If the snake has had mites a long time, Mites can cause serious anemia over time.
Did you use any pesticides to kill the mites? It sounds as if it could have been a fungal, or some other kind of infection. Snakes often dont show they are ill until they are really really sick- so a vet is always recommended at the first sign of illness. SO many things in your post sound like they needed caring for sooner rather than a "wait and see" approach.



06/25/12  01:37pm


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