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 #2247821


Brianapplegate44
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 Stupid snake help

I have a 2 1/2 yr old jungle cp and he seems to just be sitting in his water bowl for days on end. And I rarely find him in his hide on the heading pad. I could use some assistance I don’t know what is wrong or if there is something wrong.

Thanks , brian



12/20/11  09:06am

 #2248236


Cphill58
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  Message To: Brianapplegate44   In reference to Message Id: 2247821


 Stupid snake help

I am not a carpet python expert by any means...but my retic will stay in his water to digest meals and then defecate in the water. What did you feed and when??

Also it is the winter season and a lot of different species of snakes are slowing down and cooling off ..my retic wont eat for another few months if he behaves the same as last year. He is much less active and I check on him just to make sure he is still alive ....lol

I have also heard that soaking is a sign of other issues ...such as possibly a mite or tick / parasite issue. Check your snake carefully in the loose folds under the chin and in between the scales where blood is easily available...also the vent area.
Of all my snakes only one soaks ,the Brazilian rainbow boa, and sometimes the RTB. But not days on end .Maybe a few hours or a day then they move out to other areas. Also a shed may be coming on so you would have to pos a lot more details.

Merry Christmas...good luck



12/23/11  02:36pm

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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2248236


 Stupid snake help

Thanks alot. Happy holidays



12/24/11  03:29pm

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  Message To: Brianapplegate44   In reference to Message Id: 2248361


 Stupid snake help

Make sure your temps arent too hot either.The other reason a snake will soak is to cool off...My moron friend had a ball python that kept soaking and then died.I kept telling her to get a digital thermometer to make sure those temps were right especially in a 10 gal..Turns out she fried her snake.Poor thing couldnt cool off except in its water bowl and it still wasnt enough.



01/03/12  09:17am

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  Message To: PinkyPie   In reference to Message Id: 2249494


 Stupid snake help

Yeah he’s doing much better not I rarely see him in the water bowl. he now has something going on with his head. It. Seems like dry skin. It like a white powder on hi head. When ever I spray him down it goes away and as soon as he’s dry air ones back thanks alot



01/03/12  02:06pm

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Cphill58
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  Message To: Brianapplegate44   In reference to Message Id: 2249527


 Stupid snake help

Our vet had ointment for that with the rainbow boa ....looks like excema...really dry skin. Powdery and cracked. Some human baby mineral oil will help if you don’t have a vet or the $$
just a small foam Q tip will wipe enough on the skin and be harmless. try it every day or two for a week and longer if need be.
Are your heat lamps close to the snake and drying the skin ?? You may want to look into the cause more closely.



01/05/12  03:46am

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Brianapplegate44
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2249748


 Stupid snake help

Thanks I’ll try that. Did u say I could use baby oil. And my heat lamp is a good 2 to 3 feet away from it.
Thanks so much



01/07/12  06:46pm

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Cphill58
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  Message To: Brianapplegate44   In reference to Message Id: 2250168


 Stupid snake help

No ...not baby oil....Mineral Oil. it is found in the infant section where baby foods and pedilite are sold. It is actually used for babies when they are constipated/ have diaper rash etc...and it has other uses as well. the point is ...it is safe for skin in small amounts ....even olive or vegetable oil is safe in small amounts. I have also used carmex lip balm as a healing aid for nose/snout rub.



01/09/12  06:16am

 #2250335


Brianapplegate44
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2250329


 Stupid snake help

Hahah thanks alot man. I’ll
Try it out thanks
Brian



01/09/12  08:29am

 #2284921


ChubbyGranny
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  Message To: Brianapplegate44   In reference to Message Id: 2250335


 Stupid snake help

or also try e46 cream that helps with human ex ma so if it is harmful to humans so it wont be to snakes :) let me know if it helps



11/08/12  06:24am


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