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    hello, I recently bought a baby ball phyton from pet smart on Friday. Yesterday, Saturday I noticed a clear thing coming out of her private part. It has been stuck there since yesterday and it looks like it's red. I am starting to grow concern. As in her behavior, she has been pretty active, nothing seems unusual.Help!

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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

    Quote Originally Posted by krosales View Post
    hello, I recently bought a baby ball phyton from pet smart on Friday. Yesterday, Saturday I noticed a clear thing coming out of her private part. It has been stuck there since yesterday and it looks like it's red. I am starting to grow concern. As in her behavior, she has been pretty active, nothing seems unusual.Help!
    Tap talk doesnít let me see a picture. A picture would help.
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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

    It is not allowing me to post pictures. I even tried to clean it off from her but decided not to because I'm scared I'm going to hurt her.

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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing


    Someone please help me with this.
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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

    Itís either the hemiís are prolapse or a prolapse cloaca. Iím not sure if a warm bath will work. I definitely think a vet visit would be recommended in this particular situation.


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    Copying this from the other thread you made just in case:

    Please bring your snake back to the store and insist that it needs to see a vet immediately. They will most likely require you to relinquish the animal back to them. Which means refunding you.
    This animal is sick. that is it's intestine. It has to be seen by a vet before the tissue begins to die off.
    Because of the possibility of parasites or bacterial infection that causes this, I would also consider returning the products you bought as well. Unless you would rather disinfect it all with something like a 5-10% bleach solution.

    As a side note, a ball python will very rarely eat the next day after taking it home. Typically they will not eat for up to 14 days when moving to a new home.
    I also don't understand why you are using a plastic bag to hold this small baby. The bag would be much scarier than your hand with a glove on.

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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

    Quote Originally Posted by Armiyana View Post
    I also don't understand why you are using a plastic bag to hold this small baby. The bag would be much scarier than your hand with a glove on.
    Just a reminder:
    Not everyone has boxes of gloves easily accessible. Better to use a bag than risking getting more germs/bacteria/bad stuff from your hands onto an already sick snake, poor thing!

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    Re: What is this clear looking thing coming out of my ball phyton

    If you're washing your hands prior to handling, that's not typically an issue. And the bag is more likely to already have contaminants on it.
    The bigger issue is more you picking up something and transferring it to your other animals or yourself. This is why when you go to pet shops they typically have salmonella warnings posted around reptiles and birds or need to hand out literature about zoonotics. And why you should always be washing your hands after handling animals as well.

    I say this as an immunocompromised individual who thankfully has never contracted salmonella from my reptiles, but have contracted psittacosis from birds
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