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    New Owner, Question About Body Condition

    Hi! I've had my ball python Ophelia for about 6 weeks and wanted some experienced input. She's (allegedly) 2 years old and weighed 217 grams when we got her from some less than ideal conditions (uncontrolled temps, bright basking light 24/7, underfed). She's been drinking and eating amazingly, 4 weeks in a row now with a very strong, quick feeding response (30/40g rats). She's at about 400 grams now which I am guessing is a lot of hydration, mostly. She's sweet and alert, a little wobble but I think that's related to her morph genes (we think she's a lemonblast, maybe?).

    I noticed when handling her the other day that she has quite pronounced loose folds of skin where her body curves that most ball pythons don't. Is it possible this is from her losing weight previously? Is she still dehydrated? Or could it indicate something else? Thanks!

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    I would guess weight loss but hard to say, I wouldn't be concerned about it, she'll probably fill them back in soon enough.
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