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 Help!!! Mouth Rot problem

I’ve rescued a ball python, he is around 12" long. After shedding him in a warm bath, I felt a very hard lump in his lower abdomen..I believe it may be a calcium stone, and I took a look at his mouth, because the person I got him from said he would not eat. I think he is in the early stages of mouth rot. I need to know what I can do for him, before I take him to the vet. I’ve heard all sorts of quick fixes like diluted peroxide, betadine & iodine solutions, listerine diluted with water, etc..... I want to make sure NOT to do more harm to him. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Kellie
Kritter Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation™



06/25/09  11:00am

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Moni:)
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  Message To: BooBoo   In reference to Message Id: 2028549


 Help!!! Mouth Rot problem

So I don’t know if this will also work with
Snakes but when my Leo got sick I was so lost
until I called a vet and they said that my Leos
illness sounds like rot mouth. Yet I didn’t have the money for
a vet bill.
So I asked a reptile expert at my local
pet store and she advised me to buy
some antibacterial powder made to
go on his food. So if your Python
is still eating id go to a pet store and look at
their medications section.
And if your Pythons rot mouth is bad toward
hes not eating (Like how my Leo was)
then buy organic baby food (Chicken and Broth
was the flavor I was recommended) And put some
of the antibacterial powder in with the baby food
and syringe feed him.

It worked with my Leo and saved his life.



08/24/10  09:43pm

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UROKEEPER
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  Message To: Moni:)   In reference to Message Id: 2171485


 Help!!! Mouth Rot problem

quick fix? and cheap fix? this is no way to trea an animal. take it to a vet if you have issue. so many reptile keepers playing vet without a clue. they typically end up with a dead animal. Not always right away but later on after infection sets in. There is a huge difference between surviving and thriving



12/25/10  09:50am

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UROKEEPER
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  Message To: Moni:)   In reference to Message Id: 2171485


 Help!!! Mouth Rot problem

if you don’t have money for a vet....why own animals? That is animal abuse you know.



12/25/10  09:54am

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Kyle_von
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  Message To: UROKEEPER   In reference to Message Id: 2194362


 Help!!! Mouth Rot problem

Because we all have control over our future financial situations?



09/21/11  08:54pm

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UROKEEPER
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  Message To: Kyle_von   In reference to Message Id: 2237820


 Help!!! Mouth Rot problem

is that the reptiles fault? i think not



10/31/11  09:11am


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