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Help w/ sick kingsnakes

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Posted by: donv at Sat Apr 3 12:34:42 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by donv ]  
   

I had two young eastern kingsnakes get sick while I was away for several weeks. Both were around 20-24". I had someone changing water etc. Anyway, they both developed a distended look about and inch or so behind the head that continued for a couple inches. No discharge from the mouth although it seems they had initial trouble sticking their tongues out when handled. Both refused food, got sluggish and died. I have a third eastern about the same age that may be developing these symptoms, or I could be paranoid. She is refusing food, the upper third of the snake looks fatter than usual (or this could be my imagination) and she appears more sluggish than usual. She had been eating alot and I was thinking of slowing down the feeding schedule for fear of her getting to fat (what I'm saying is I think I may have been over feeding her). Unfortunatley I can't get pics on here with my laptop? I hate taking a 30$ snake to the vet when I'm not even sure she's sick. Of course I'm also worried that it might be a contagious bug. Anyone w/ similar experiences and do you think panacur might help?


   

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