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Possible Broken Ribs

Discussion in 'Corn Snakes' started by GoldenGoat, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. GoldenGoat

    GoldenGoat Member

    New here, and i appreciate any help! Picture link @ bottom

    I have a baby corn with some indented parts of his side/stomach, they've been there for over a month now. The poor guy was dropped once, but i didn't notice any swelling afterwards. I was told to feed him more, but after a few weeks of the rest of him getting chunkier and these parts staying the same, i'm beginning to think its broken ribs or something more serious.

    He's still eating, drinking, pooping, shedding, and is still active when i hold him and as well-tempered as ever. He does spend most of his time burrowed or curled up in a hide, and has stopped climbing what used to be his favorite tree in the enclosure.

    There aren't any reptile vets in my area but if you guys think i need to find one to take him to i will!

    Just curious if anyone has any ideas or confirmations about what this could be? How should i proceed? How will i know when they're healed? Will the bones (if its that) heal as they are now, therefore those marks will always be on him (itd be sad, but id still love my wonky boy).

    Thank you all so much. Hoping and praying for my baby Noodle!
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  2. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    No real idea what may be going on there, but even if it isn't serious you should be looking for a vet anyway in case something serious does come up.
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Could be due to an injury could be a birth defect. Without X rays its really impossible to tell.

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