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Old 12-26-2002, 06:57 PM
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I know that the belly turns pink around the time it sheds but my snake shedded not too long ago. Also the scales on the belly looks a little rough. it looks like dried brown edges. and hes been less active than usual (and i know this is normal during winter) but can it be possible that he's sick from something?

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Old 12-26-2002, 07:00 PM
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Sometimes when snake bellies get pink and scales start to rot, it could be a few different things:
septicemia, scale rot, or a type of salmonella infection (not to sure on what that is called specifically)

Also, if your using a UTH, it may be too hot, that could cause similar problems.

Best to have a qualified vet take a look, scale and blood problems can escalate fairly quickly and need to addressed quickly.
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Old 12-26-2002, 07:23 PM
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thanks i made an appt with a vet. This is my first time going to a vet. How should i take my snake to them? should i take a cage, wrap them in a blanket, etc.?
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Hi Rabbit...

What I do when I take a snake to a vet is bag it in a pillow case and put the pillowcase in a tupperware tote. It works marvelously. If it is cold in your area, make sure you pre-heat the car. [img]modules/Forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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