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Posted by: Futinshmire at Wed Mar 30 16:34:39 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Futinshmire ]  
   

Hello everybody, I just have a quick question for you all. I noticed today that my ball python, 15 years of age, has been wheezing a bit. I keep her cage clean and clean it out every month after she defecates, and keep the cage at 85 degrees on her warm side with a heating pad underneath it at the same temperature, and her cool side around 75. Along with how large her cage is, roughly a 100 gallon tank, the upper area is around 78 degrees. During the day she will lay on the bed of her cage and at night she tends to climb up toward the top of the cage. I brought her to the vet a couple of years ago when she was wheezing a bit and the vet said is was normal, almost like the snake version of a sigh or large exhale. I'm worried now because its happening again and it seems more frequent. With this she tends to stop when I hold her for extended periods of time. As a fairly novice snake keeper, I was hoping to get some advice.


   

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