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 #1620768


Roger3
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 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)



I have a baby Western ribbon snake. I had him for 3 months now.

His housing is perfect and he eats minnows, guppies, and fish scented earthworms.

About a month ago I noticed 2 lumps on him. I thought may be it was a couple of guppies turned sideways in his digestive track. But the lumps have not gone away.

Even with the lumps, the snake is very active and his appetite has not changed. He continues to eat about 3 times a week.













Does anyone know what the bumps might be?



Has anyone seen this before?






02/12/08  01:53pm

 #1621020


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1620768


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

never seen it but he may be impacted from swallowing substrate or has a disease. take him to a vet.



02/12/08  04:57pm

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Roger3
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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1621020


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)


I am 99.999% sure that he has not swallowed any substrate. Because he has always been kept on reptile carpet. Also he is relieving himself regulary.


So has anyone ever seen this before?
And does anyone else have some educated guesses??












02/12/08  05:17pm

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Animalover96
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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1621064


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

it might be mites ??? or tics but can tics live in it???? sorry not sure LOL



02/12/08  07:27pm

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TIMSNAKR
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  Message To: Animalover96   In reference to Message Id: 1621260


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

Most likely a kink (a deformity in the ribs) or a broken rib itself. I wouldn’t worry too much, but to be safe I think you should arrange a vet checkup.


Tim



02/12/08  08:39pm

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Roger3
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  Message To: TIMSNAKR   In reference to Message Id: 1621430


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

Quote:

Most likely a kink (a deformity in the ribs) or a broken rib itself. I wouldn’t worry too much, .....



I had never thought of that. But that is a pretty good guess. The way this little snake likes to jump around, flying from fake vine to fake vine, he might have broken a rib or two.





02/13/08  12:21am

 #1622733


Gottee guy
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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1621779


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

or maybe a tumor or abecess



02/13/08  08:06pm

 #1626022


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  Message To: Gottee guy   In reference to Message Id: 1622733


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

my snake has that too



02/16/08  12:50pm

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Sam the gecko
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  Message To: Amphibiandude   In reference to Message Id: 1626022


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

I hate to say this but I think it might be a tumor.



02/17/08  01:47pm

 #1627338


Roger3
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  Message To: Amphibiandude   In reference to Message Id: 1626022


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

Quote:

my snake has that too



I think I found out what the problem might be.

Its very probable that he has water blisters. Caused by spending too much time in its water dish, or in too damp substrate.


I keep my snake on dry substrate (reptile carpet) so I removed my snakes large water dish.

Once a day I offer him a small cap of water to drink, and then remove it from the cage. He seems to be upset that he can’t go swimming anymore, but he does drink from the bottle cap.


So far I have been doing this for 4 days, and his condition is improving. The bumps/lumps are getting smaller.

I will continue to do this until the condition is gone, or it stops working.

I will keep you all posted on what happens.



Thanks for all the responses.



02/17/08  05:46pm

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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1627338


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

don’t remove the water bowl - they need a lot of water
all of my thamnophis sp have large enough water bowls to swim in and as long as their substrate is dry, there’s no problem
some will spend a lot of time in the water, but if it’s a snake I don’t know this about, I will suspect mites - so check for that
I did have a couple of wild caught snakes once that developed bumps looking very much like the ones on your snake - about the size and shape of a grain of rice under the skin - and they turned out to be nematodes
I lost those snakes because I waited too long before treating
please take your snake to the vet
from a photo - even a decent one - it’s not possible to diagnose beyond some educated guessing
good luck with that



03/04/08  06:25am

 #1660568


Jake and Rex
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  Message To: Drachenquatsch   In reference to Message Id: 1647196


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

My Cal king has a broken rib or he was born like that, but it looks nothing like that.



03/14/08  11:27am

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  Message To: Jake and Rex   In reference to Message Id: 1660568


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

roger3 if you havent found the problem yet, you should go to a vet, i dont own snakes i own uromastyx(2), a water dragon and a whites tree frog but my grilfriend got this book from the library about reptile parasites andit showed pics of a python with weird almost tumor looking bulges on it from a parasite that affects the skin, i dont remember what the parasite was called but you should go to the vet if you havent figured out what the problem is



03/28/08  04:25pm

 #1688564


Zip chew2
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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1620768


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

i think its blisters



04/03/08  11:29pm

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Matt Chandler
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  Message To: Zip chew2   In reference to Message Id: 1688564


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

Its nemotodes. That same thing is in mygarter snake book. Vet now!!!!!!!!



04/22/08  08:49am

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  Message To: Matt Chandler   In reference to Message Id: 1712171


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

Chances are those are parasites. Best thing to do is get him to the vet, or treat it yourself by getting panacur, but you have to read up on dosing...im not gonna give that out and b*tched at for it.



04/28/08  09:05pm

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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1620768


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

ouch doesnt look good ............. i Personally think you should take him to the vet for a check up



04/28/08  11:02pm

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Zip chew2
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  Message To: Roger3   In reference to Message Id: 1620768


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

blisters or a tumur



05/07/08  07:48pm

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Adamy
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  Message To: Animalover96   In reference to Message Id: 1621260


 Bumps on my snake (w/pictures)

mabey a tracker for scientific research



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