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Scale Rot?

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Posted by: HellishHin at Sun Dec 31 14:51:27 2017  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by HellishHin ]  
   

Hello!

I received a baby Black Mexican Kingsnake for Christmas this year and I noticed he had a brown spot on one of the large black scales on his head. I thought maybe he just bumped it and I wasn't worried but then the brown spot grew to encompass the entire scale. This has been over about a week. Today the top brown layer just sloughed off and now it seems there is a fresh new scale underneath. I also noticed that other scales on his head are started to get brown at the edges. Could this be scale rot? Temp is around 70-80 F and humidity is between 40 and 50 so everything seems like it's just perfect for him. He also seems to be getting ready to shed but the brown spots started before he started turning blue. I have looked up scale rot on google images but it's a lot harder to tell with a black snake since I'm not as experienced with snake illnesses. The images are from just after the brown part rubbed off.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. His name is Asmodeus or "Mo" for short
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