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Mouth Full Of Dirt

Discussion in 'Ball Pythons' started by Tbrit, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Tbrit

    Tbrit New Member

    So I just started using live plants in my viv and my BP went nuts! She started burrowing through the soil and investigating, but in the process got some of the soil packed in her gums and in one of her heat pits. She is now yawning like crazy to get it out and rubbing the side of her face that her clogged heat pit is on against the glass
    Should I be concerned about this? Or is it ok for them to ingest a small amounts of soil? And what do I do if she can't get the soil out of her heat pit on her own?
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Is your water dish big enough for the snake to get in and soak? If not, give it one. The water should soften the dirt.
  3. Tbrit

    Tbrit New Member

    It's plenty big enough. I'll check up on her after I get off of work. Thanks!
  4. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    As for the dirt in the gums it'll probably get washed down the next time the snake drinks.
  5. Darkbird

    Darkbird Elite Member

    And yes they can ingest some foreign matter without issue, send all the me n the wild.

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