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 #2313121


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 Breathing question

I just got a redtail boa the other night and he breathes loudly when I am holding him, hes 6-7ft, is this normal?



04/10/15  03:14am

 #2313122


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  Message To: ChaosSaber   In reference to Message Id: 2313121


 Breathing question

also I have had a ball python for 6 years and he doesn’t do this



04/10/15  03:15am

 #2313187


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  Message To: ChaosSaber   In reference to Message Id: 2313122


 Breathing question

Large snakes breathe loudly. Sometimes due to upcoming shed they snort or huff to release the nasal passage skin.

I also have a wonderful female at 8 feet and 35 lbs. Every 2 years I take her in for a check up. I was concerned that she might have a respiratory infection because as she got larger ( between 7-8 ft ) she would breathe louder.

Turns out she is perfectly healthy and just a LARGE snake with a large lung. It was recommended that I make sure the humidity was 60 - 70% especially around shedding times. I add damp towels to the enclosure and re moisten every couple of days. no substrate ... huge tub of water under the heat panel which is ceiling mounted. 6 X 2 X 2

Boas love humidity but wont always soak like other snakes.



04/15/15  12:36am

 #2313289


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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2313187


 Breathing question

Thank you Cphill58



04/21/15  09:08am

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  Message To: ChaosSaber   In reference to Message Id: 2313289


 Breathing question

anytime....

If your snake has any discharge or drooling from the mouth ...or open mouth gaping / breathing that would be a different story completely.



04/24/15  06:36pm


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