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RE: Sick boa?

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Posted by: ccphoto at Wed Nov 14 20:07:29 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ccphoto ]  
   

Besides taking him to a vet... check his mouth for mucous... this could be stomatitis -you'll find excess saliva in its mouth.

You can also check the trachea when it breathes... gently pry its mouth open with a credit card or pen and look down the trachea when it breathes... an ri will look red and irritated.

Oh, and definitely get the temps up!!!! High 80s during the day mid 70s at night for now. Here's a link to an article I wrote on Candoia: http://www.ircf.org/journal/no-2-volume-19/

I also have a book coming out on them in June. You can also check out HerpNation magazine... Dr. Josh Parker has a good article on Candoia (paulsoni) in it.

You should also post a pic so we can see the awesome boa you picked up! Candoia aren't too common yet.
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