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    Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    If there is someone here who can help, it would be great. My ball pythons have developed red blotches on their underbelly areas. I am very worried, because one recently died, after being perfectly healthy for seven years. Has anyone experienced this problem with their python? If so, what did you do to heal the skin? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    Best guess would be scale rot. Or burns. Pics???

    Granted you shouldn't take our advice soley. I'd be making an appointment for your herps vet ASAP!!!

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    Re: Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    Well no one will be able to diagnose your snake online and the best advice is to make an appoinment with an herp vet ASAP.

    Here is how to find a vet in your area if you are in the US http://www.arav.org/USMembers.htm

    In the mean time replace your subtrate by clean dry paper towel.

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    Re: Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    How do you heat the cage? Make sure there are no 'hot rocks', that any lights are outside of the cage and not accessable by the snake, and that undertank heaters are regulated by a rheostat or thermostat.

    Is the substrate dry or damp? Damp substrate can lead to a variety of infections. The snake should be taken to a vet for a diagnosis, and treatment of the problem.
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    Re: Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    Quote Originally Posted by 2kdime
    Best guess would be scale rot. Or burns. Pics???

    Granted you shouldn't take our advice soley. I'd be making an appointment for your herps vet ASAP!!!
    Thank you for your advice. I will take it and do something about this problem today.

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    Re: Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    Quote Originally Posted by GA_Ball_Pythons
    Well no one will be able to diagnose your snake online and the best advice is to make an appoinment with an herp vet ASAP.

    Here is how to find a vet in your area if you are in the US http://www.arav.org/USMembers.htm

    In the mean time replace your subtrate by clean dry paper towel.

    Thank you, Deborah. I chose a vet on the list and will be taking my pythons to him today. You are very kind to help and I greatly appreciate your care. Thanks.

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    Re: Help: Ball python/red blotches on belly

    Quote Originally Posted by WingedWolfPsion
    How do you heat the cage? Make sure there are no 'hot rocks', that any lights are outside of the cage and not accessable by the snake, and that undertank heaters are regulated by a rheostat or thermostat.

    Is the substrate dry or damp? Damp substrate can lead to a variety of infections. The snake should be taken to a vet for a diagnosis, and treatment of the problem.
    Thank you for your help. I will be taking the pythons to a vet today. Your help is greatly appreciated and I will follow it. Thanks.

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