So over the last few weeks, Mercutio's tail has been increasingly odd. It's kinked and contorted and I thought maybe he got it smashed under something, though I couldn't figure out what in the habitat could've done it. I talked to the guy at my local reptile shop and he asked me to bring him in, since it sounded quite strange. When I did, he said he was pretty sure it wasn't a break, but that he appeared to have multiple skeletal abnormalities. His tail looks worst, but he's got a crooked spine and some odd ribs, I guess. I didn't notice them-- I didn't examine his spine particularly closely since he moves around so much, and even if I did, I don't think I'd have known anything was wrong. He's my first snake and, honestly, it didn't occur to me to check for that sort of thing. The tail has only gotten bad the last couple weeks, and he seems sensitive to it (hence my thinking it was an injury). I haven't gotten him to a vet yet, but I'll be doing that in the next few days probably. I emailed the breeder and asked him about it. Haven't heard back yet, but I just send the message a couple hours ago. I'm not sure what to do though. I mean, from what I've found online it sounds like he might have Osteitis Deformans. I'm worried that if it gets worse, he won't be able to pass his food. So far he's been eating and pooping just fine, but I've only had him for two and a half months and if his tail has contorted that much in that short a time... I can't see how it would just stop. These sorts of things normally don't go that way. I know I shouldn't make any assumptions until I've talked to the vet, but does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? I don't want to send him back to the breeder really. I like him. He's friendly and easy to handle and a good eater... but if he's in pain or is only going to get worse...I don't really have many options. I attached a couple pictures of his tail. I can't express how upset I am right now.