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Should I see a vet?

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Posted by: Ophis at Sat Mar 26 12:25:20 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ophis ]  
   

Hello all!

This is my first post here and it's an unfortunate one.

I bought a juvinile Mexican Black Kingsnake last week. I was very excited because I've wanted to add one to my collection for a while now.

I had gone to the pet store to check it out a week prior and put a deposit on it. When I went, it was going into shed. I asked the person at the store if the snake had been sexed yet and he said no but he could check. While he was checking some of the snakes skin sluffed off.

When I returned a week later to pick up the snake it had shed but there was still some shed left on its tail area. No big deal I figured I could soak it once I'd gotten it home. Which I did. But once it was done I noticed a rough area near the vent which looked kind of wounded. I check to make sure it wasn't just stick shed. Now a week later the area is looking lighter and feels rough.

Is this possibly due to the skin coming off when it was being sexed? Is it just a simple wound that will probably heal by the next shed? Or should I be treating this in someway or taking it to the vet?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!


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