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    Snake drooling substrate in mouth

    I was feeding one of my snakes before once she finished she was still in food mode and striking at everything . And ended up with a mouth full of substrate , so I picked her up and managed to get all the substrate I could see out of her mouth ..... but then she started drooling prolifically, so I got ear bud and opened her mouth she had no bubbles or substrate in mouth she has stopped now. Do you think it could be to do with the whole substrate incident ... or should I book her in rep vet just to be 100%


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    Re: Snake drooling substrate in mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by callumdegg View Post
    I was feeding one of my snakes before once she finished she was still in food mode and striking at everything . And ended up with a mouth full of substrate , so I picked her up and managed to get all the substrate I could see out of her mouth ..... but then she started drooling prolifically, so I got ear bud and opened her mouth she had no bubbles or substrate in mouth she has stopped now. Do you think it could be to do with the whole substrate incident ... or should I book her in rep vet just to be 100%


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    Also sometimes I can hear her breathing loudly but she is a retic so this may be normal .. she makes the odd hissy noise whilst being handled


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    It would help to know if she was drooling prior to the substrate incident...I'd keep an eye on her mouth & breathing, it's not something we can tell you for sure.

    You haven't mentioned her size either? Larger snakes typically make a little more (normal) noise when breathing, especially when being handled in such a way that applies pressure to their lung.
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    Re: Snake drooling substrate in mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    It would help to know if she was drooling prior to the substrate incident...I'd keep an eye on her mouth & breathing, it's not something we can tell you for sure.

    You haven't mentioned her size either? Larger snakes typically make a little more (normal) noise when breathing, especially when being handled in such a way that applies pressure to their lung.

    She wasn’t drooling prior to the incident . And she is approximately 11ft and since I got her she does this loud exhale a few times I have looked at her today and she seems fine . I think it was just the substrate incident , I will keep a eye on her ... at the time it just really scared me lol


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