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RE: Enlarged Heart...?

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Posted by: tspuckler at Sat Mar 6 13:02:20 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tspuckler ]  
   

Hi Shannon,

I think I have a similar sort of thing happening with a male Honduran milksnake. He was never a particularly good eater/grower, but otherwise seemed fine. After a woke him up from winter cooling, I noticed a swelling in the heart area (you can see the swelling in the coil in front of the tail in the photo below). At this point in time he's getting ready to shed - I haven't tried feeding him yet this year.

Around here we have vets that will do a necropsy free of charge. Sometimes this is worthwhile. Though if it is a heart problem, by guess is that it would be genetic and not "curable."

It's interesting if both snakes have the same problem, as they are both albinos and both male.

Tim
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