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 Sick Borneo?

3 days ago I got a female borneo blood(short tailed) python. Shes about 3 ft. long. I traded my blue tongued skink for her but I think she may be sick. I met the guy on CL and he came to my house to trade. I was holding the snake b4 I introduced it to its new cage. Not everytime but most of the time when she breathes out it coes out as a kinda quiet faint hiss. Do you think since im new shes just letting off little warning hisses or is she sick. She never seems aggressive or tries to strike. Thanks



01/12/10  09:05pm

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  Message To: SnakeKeeper19   In reference to Message Id: 2113220


 Sick Borneo?

Pay attention to exactly when the snake is wheezing. Is it only when you hold it? And if so, does it go away after a little while? If so then it may just be that the snake is nervous. I once had a ball python that ’squeaked’ for a little while every time I held it. I doubt your snake is sick, and instead is simply getting used to its new home. However, a precautionary trip to the vet is never a bad idea.



01/14/10  02:43pm

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  Message To: Catfish_82   In reference to Message Id: 2113660


 Sick Borneo?

Ok thanks for replying. She does it tmost of the time I hold her but I fed her a XL rat yesterday and she ate fine. im gonna leave her alone for a week or so before handling her again
than ill let u know



01/14/10  02:52pm

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  Message To: SnakeKeeper19   In reference to Message Id: 2113661


 Sick Borneo?

Did you notice any discharge or mucus when she had her jaws open?



01/15/10  07:22am

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  Message To: Catfish_82   In reference to Message Id: 2113818


 Sick Borneo?

No, I looked to make sure and I didnt see any.



01/15/10  11:05pm


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