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    Small bump? Please help

    I noticed this small bump in my four month old piebald ball python, heís a very healthy boy and doesnít act odd. Any ideas? Is it normal for him?


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    Not what I'd call "normal"...it wasn't there before, right? Most likely it's just a small abscess under the skin- that's the response by the snake's body to wall off a minor
    infection...I'd "wait & watch"...if you see it increase in size or turn red or ooze or bleed (all signs of increasing infection), make an appt'mt with your vet. Otherwise, it's
    not likely to be anything more than the small cut or scrape infection that we all have now & then. It's not open att, so there's no need to put medication on it either.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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    Re: Small bump? Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Not what I'd call "normal"...it wasn't there before, right? Most likely it's just a small abscess under the skin- that's the response by the snake's body to wall off a minor
    infection...I'd "wait & watch"...if you see it increase in size or turn red or ooze or bleed (all signs of increasing infection), make an appt'mt with your vet. Otherwise, it's
    not likely to be anything more than the small cut or scrape infection that we all have now & then. It's not open att, so there's no need to put medication on it either.
    alright thank you! Iím very worried about anything related to Iason haha ;-;í

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    Are there any wood hides or branches in there with him? Might even be a splinter. Don't panic
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    Re: Small bump? Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Are there any wood hides or branches in there with him? Might even be a splinter. Don't panic
    nothing that could really splinter like that

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