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Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by twitch021, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. twitch021

    twitch021 New Member

    Help! Boa with mouth rot!

    Ok, so I just rescued a 7.5 foot Red Tail from a guy yesterday. His conditions were terrible (cold, no heat, small water, not handled properly). The whole tank was 67 degrees and like 8% humidity. I moved him into a 125 gallon tank with a large water dish, a hide, aspen bedding, and a few things to climb on. When I got him, the owner said he hadn't eaten in 2-3 months, so I opened the snakes mouth and he has a mild case of mouth rot. How can I treat this and get him to eat? I have a few other Red Tails but never had mouth rot so I don't know how to treat it. The humidity is 57%, 90 degrees basking area, and 74 on the cooler side. Any advice would be great. Thanks.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
  2. Logan

    Logan Elite Member

    Pretty sure the only treatment option is a vet.
  3. Twixxy

    Twixxy Active Member

    I would suggest a Vet ASAP as well.. that sounds really troublesome. I hope he gets better soon!
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Mouth rot is frequently a secondary infect due to another problem. Vet time!
  5. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    And in case you weren't sure, VET!! There are no home remedies for this. At least, none that actually work.

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