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    What happened ??

    This is an old picture but does anybody know what could have happened ??





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    Re: What happened ??

    Looks like a kinked spine.

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    Re: What happened ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Snakemom85 View Post
    Looks like a kinked spine.

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    How does that happen ? It was a snake I previously had he was fine and normal then he did the “wobble “ thing and then about 30 min later his body was like this and he passed away the next morning


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    Re: What happened ??

    I have no idea. I'm fairly new to snake keeping and all the examples of kinked spine I have seen were birth defects. I don't know what could cause that to just happen spontaneously. Maybe someone on here with more experience will have a better answer.

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    Death throes. You'd have had to take him quickly to the vet for necropsy to get a better answer...no one here can tell you why he died.

    There are some massive bacterial infections (systemic) that can cause such appearance, also seizures- diseases that affect snakes
    neurologically, & maybe even over-heating.
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 10-09-2019 at 11:30 PM.
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: What happened ??

    Was this the same snake that died that you got from petco or petsmart and then they gave you another one? Or was this the one they gave you? Did this snake ever eat? Shed? Unregulated heat source? Substrate used? A lot of questions to answer and even at that there is no way any of us could nail something down...

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    Since you're asking the same question as before, I assume you're wondering if it was in any way something you did or didn't do that caused him to die, OR if he
    came to you already ill, so I'll just add that if you can rule out things like over-heating ("unregulated heat source") being dropped or mishandled, it's more likely
    that he was already ill when you got him (as I recall you didn't have him for very long?).

    That being the case, if that was me, I would NOT get another snake for at least a year & not from the same place, as I would assume he may have had a serious
    and contagious disease for which a LONG quarantine is needed to prevent a repeat of this sad scene for the next snake...do you understand?

    Meanwhile I'd be doing everything I could to completely disinfect everything he was near or came in contact with, to hopefully "quarantine" and remove any germs
    left to avoid exposing any new pet you may get in the future from the same thing & the same fate. OK? His cage especially should either be disposed of, or
    disinfected multiple times with various products ***used separately, one at a time with thorough rinsing between them*** (ammonia, bleach, F10, chlorhexidine-
    Nolvasan, isopropyl alchohol.)

    Sorry, it's not fun, but you asked. Spreading the same nasty disease to another pet is best prevented. OK?
    Many friends in low places...

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