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Red Nose?

Discussion in 'Ball Pythons' started by TitoAndKatt, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. TitoAndKatt

    TitoAndKatt Elite Member

    So I noticed last night that Shiiva's nose is a bit red. :( I really can't tell if it is stuck shed (she just shed a few days ago), rubbed off scales, a burn, or maybe a sign of a URI. She is acting perfectly fine, but I have bumped the temps in her cage up just in case. It is dry here and it's impossible to keep up with the humidity, even if I spray several times a day. I take her in the shower with me so she gets an extra humidity boost that way. I have a wet towel over her cage screen right now. I also noticed yesterday that she is exploring her cage and was putting her nose against the screen lid under the heat lamp and then pulling it back. It is only really hot if I leave my hand there for a second, but it IS hot. She has had the same exact set up for the last 3-4 years without any issues though.

    If it gets any worse or she starts acting off or showing other symptoms we will go to the vet of course. I put some silver sulfadiazine on it last night and it seems to be a little better today. I'm just not sure what it IS...

    These were the best pictures I could get...




    She is fat and beautiful otherwise...

  2. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi Kitty, I can`t really see anything wrong, the scales on the top/end of the snout look to be still there because if they`d been rubbed off you would see the pale skin underneath. Just to be sure, are you talking about the rostral scale (on the tip of the snout) or the one/s on the lower jaw/lip? Can you crop the pics more to zoom in?
  3. TitoAndKatt

    TitoAndKatt Elite Member

    Sorry Stefan! I meant to post some more pics but right after this thread I got hit with a huge barrage if tests. I spoke to David though and another snake friend and got things kind of sorted out. Now though I'm having some other issues I am going to post about in a separate thread.

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