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 Possible Respiratory Infection

So I believe my jungle carpet python has a respiratory infection. I just bought him at a exotic animal show in Illinois and it was probably 30 degrees or so outside and not too warm inside the warehouse either. Im guessing the snake probably could of picked it up that day. He is only a baby carpet python about 10 inches long. I have tried feeding him 3 times this week, both live and frozen and all have failed. I keep him in a small rubbermaid enclosure with a heat pad under one side, he has hidebox, waterdish, and aspen bedding. I notice the other day too when I handled him he made some weird breathing noises like a stuffy noise. Also when I opened his mouth a some liquid came out. What should I do to try and get rid of it?

12/27/09  02:22pm


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 Possible Respiratory Infection

ok, starters let the poor little thing settle.

Give him a week or two to settle in, hence why he is probably not feeding.

He could be appriaching a shed, they become mucasy around that time. 30degreees out will not casue a RI, so let him settle and see how he is.

01/01/10  05:16pm

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