Hey all My name is Jessica, we've had a corn snake (she is about 4 years old) for about a year now. All has gone great, until recently. For the past few months she has developed what looks like "mouth rot" (brown stuff around her mouth, under her chin, her nostrils are dry and crusty). She is in a 20 gallon tank, aspen shavings, low humidity per the vet, heating pad under one side, lamp on top, eats 1 small mouse a week, sheds about monthly with no problem. We took her to the vet, she was prescribed oral antibiotics (boy was THAT fun). Didn't do anything to help it seems, on the vet re-check, she was then prescribed injected antibiotics, so I inject her every 5 days. One thing the vet noticed that seemed to concern her the most, was that her scales are becoming "feathered" looking. Almost like injuries to her scales, some missing, some are flaky looking. She is thinking it may be something we can't do much about, treatment wise. The symptoms have only become worse as the vet feared (she mentioned "maybe a metabolic disease"). Obviously we want to figure out what's going on, and will see the vet for a 4th time here soon. Do you have any thoughts or ideas? This seemingly happened out of nowhere. She is eating/eliminating fine, acting fine other than just the past few days seeming lethargic, but she's about to shed. She's also refused to eat this week, so I guess she is no longer acting fine as she had been. Any ideas at all?