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    Scabs/bumps on ball pythons heads

    I have about 16 adult ball pythons. I had purchased one that had a lump/scab on the middle of her head(didn't realize until after). It was crusty looking, and looked bad. After about 4 months and a shed she's perfectly fine and there is no more scab, completely flat. However, since then 4 of my other snakes have gotten it. All crusty looking scabs in the middle of their nose at the same place. At first I had thought it was from feeding live and possible scratching from the rats, however I've had a snake that was off feed for a bit and she has it too. It's too far back on the nose for nose rubbing on the bins to be possible. I'm really worried that this could be a possible skin infection somehow passed on? Has anyone else ever dealt with this before?

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    Hard to say- could be a fungal infection too. It's odd that it's in the same place on each snake though- that suggests trauma but on what, I couldn't say? Best bet is have a vet take a look.

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    Re: Scabs/bumps on ball pythons heads

    I know, I had looked up other people's experience with this and a lot of it was either nose rubbing or damage from rats. Every time I check in their cage and there never seems to be anything sharp. It's just become such an issue so suddenly that it worries me.

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    Scabs/bumps on ball pythons heads

    Doesn’t necessarily need to be sharp to cause an abrasion. Pictures would be helpful in identifying the type and severity of injury


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    Last edited by jmcrook; 07-26-2021 at 11:04 PM.

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