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View Poll Results: Has your snake ever had a ri

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    Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    Out of curiosity, has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? (If so how did you treat it?)

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    Re: Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    I made the mistake of slightly lowering my temps in winter, out of many ball pythons: my oldest (he was a retired breeder when I got him) was the only snake to develop a respiratory infection. Took him to the vet, got injectable antibiotics-did nothing--his infection spread to his sinuses--another injection of a different antibiotic-did nothing-sinuses got worse--massive swelling. Vet strongly recommended euthanasia. I told the Vet I would give him a bit more time (as antibiotics do nothing beneficial for a viral infection). He did fight the infection off after 6 months, he looks and sounds pretty rough (due to scarring) and for sure you won't be seeing any glamour photos of him, but, the infection was about 11 years ago.
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    No (knock on wood). I try to keep my snakes as stress free as possible and maintain the same temps year round. I don't have the desire or reason to go tampering with the temps and risk an illness.

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    Re: Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    I had an incident this fall when a door to my house was accidentally left open. Naturally, it was in the room where I housed my BP at the time. A few days later she was whistling. I bumped her temps up and her symptoms went away. If the symptoms had persisted I would have sought veterinary attention but luckily I caught it soon enough that she was able to fight it off on her own. She has been fine ever since and I havenít observed any concerning behavior for nearly 4 months now.




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    Re: Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    Scarring ??
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    I made the mistake of slightly lowering my temps in winter, out of many ball pythons: my oldest (he was a retired breeder when I got him) was the only snake to develop a respiratory infection. Took him to the vet, got injectable antibiotics-did nothing--his infection spread to his sinuses--another injection of a different antibiotic-did nothing-sinuses got worse--massive swelling. Vet strongly recommended euthanasia. I told the Vet I would give him a bit more time (as antibiotics do nothing beneficial for a viral infection). He did fight the infection off after 6 months, he looks and sounds pretty rough (due to scarring) and for sure you won't be seeing any glamour photos of him, but, the infection was about 11 years ago.
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    Re: Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    No and I hope to never have it happen ;(

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    Yes, one (of MANY snakes) did, a BP that was newly-shipped to me. Not surprisingly, the source didn't want it back & shipped me a replacement. I don't recall
    all the specifics of vet treatment now, it's been a few decades, lol.

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    Re: Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    Only once, very minor. During a move, the cold side of the cage got a little too cold, and I heard some wheezing type noises. Was all prepared to make a vet appointment, but because it was so minor, all it took was bumping up the heat.

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    Thankfully, no. However I did have mites once and that was no fun.
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    Re: Has your snake ever had a respiratory infection? Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Misha View Post
    Thankfully, no. However I did have mites once and that was no fun.
    I sure hope your snake(s) didn't catch them from you?

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