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    My ball python has started whistling, help

    My BP has started whistling on occasion over the last two or three days and it has me worried. She has done it a couple times but enough to be noticeable to me. Any advice? Iím worried for her especially as she went milky eyed today for preshed

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    Wait until after she sheds & re-assess. Keep the humidity up some to facilitate the shed process, & bear in mind that BPs shed the outer linings of their nostrils too, &
    that can be responsible for some noises when they breathe, especially if there is any debris or even some bits of shed that remained there from her previous shed. So,
    bottom line, don't panic. Watch to make sure there's no bubbling & excess mucus in her mouth, open-mouth breathing, or any signs that she is really having trouble
    when breathing, & in ALL likelihood, "this too shall pass"....after she sheds, that is.

    And if she persists in whistling, by all means teach her a good tune... (joking!)
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    Re: My ball python has started whistling, help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Wait until after she sheds & re-assess. Keep the humidity up some to facilitate the shed process, & bear in mind that BPs shed the outer linings of their nostrils too, &
    that can be responsible for some noises when they breathe, especially if there is any debris or even some bits of shed that remained there from her previous shed. So,
    bottom line, don't panic. Watch to make sure there's no bubbling & excess mucus in her mouth, open-mouth breathing, or any signs that she is really having trouble
    when breathing, & in ALL likelihood, "this too shall pass"....after she sheds, that is.

    And if she persists in whistling, by all means teach her a good tune... (joking!)
    Yeah I havenít seen any excess mucus nor have I see any other signs of issues. I thought it would be due to her sheíd but Iím a worrier to the bitter end haha thank you for the advice

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    I have come to find, upon much much closer examination, she has a single stuck scale on her right nostril. This is what’s causing her whistling. I tried to remove it but it looks like it’s only coming off with her next shed
    Last edited by EldritchPreacher; 05-21-2020 at 10:08 PM.

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    I'm so glad...that's likely ALL it is.
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    Re: My ball python has started whistling, help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I'm so glad...that's likely ALL it is.
    Im very glad too but it will continue to be an issue, also it seems her eyes arenít milky it was the light in the room making it seem like it and her scared reaction. So Iím looking forward to feeding her soon

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