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    RI? Stuck shed? Blocked nostril? Wheezing clicking snake

    Hi all.

    We've had our ball python, Koh since the 2nd of January. She has eaten 3 times with us! F/t mouse 10% of her body weight. She spends 99% of the time basking, and roams in the night. She acts normal.

    Today was handling and noticed a clicking sound. Couldn't see any mucus so didn't panic, but I moved her later on when I was spot cleaning a poop and it seems to now have developed into a wheeze whenever she breathes. She isn't acting lethargic! Just today she had a drink and then moved between her hides, so I don't think its an RI? But she does have a bit of a weird nose and I've heard it could be stuck shed?

    Her set up is fine apparently! Cold side 27c, warm side around 30 with 31 hot spot and several hides.

    I've attached some files, could someone please advise? I love her and don't want her to be sick.





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    Re: RI? Stuck shed? Blocked nostril? Wheezing clicking snake

    I think I got a picture of what is causing the wheeze. It looks brown in colour. It seems to be moving around when she is... Does it look like mucus and will she get it out on her own?

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    Re: RI? Stuck shed? Blocked nostril? Wheezing clicking snake

    The scales around that nostril appear to be damaged as well which indicates to me that this a small injury instead of RI related issue. The other nostril looks fine.

    I would just keep an eye on it for now-snakes can take a long time to heal.
    *.* TNTC

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    Re: RI? Stuck shed? Blocked nostril? Wheezing clicking snake

    Thanks sorril I only panic bc I love her so much.

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