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Reptiles + Treatment

  • Anorexia is a common problem in snakes but it is not a single disease – it is a sign brought on by many different causes.

  • Common conditions of pet snakes include stomatitis (mouth rot), parasites, respiratory disease, difficulty shedding, and septicaemia.

  • If you think your pet is unwell, you must take it to your veterinarian for prompt attention. ANY deviation from normal should be a cause for concern and requires immediate evaluation by your veterinarian.

  • All reptiles grow by shedding their skins periodically. Dysecdysis describes the failure to shed skin properly.