So I posted a few weeks ago that Shiiva has a nose rub. It was almost fully healed and then she shed again and it got worse. She has a raw spot and a scab on her nose. I was giving her daily soaks 20 min to an hour, and using silver sulfadiazine and it was improving but then she started whistling (on and off) so I made a vet appt. Earliest I can see the vet is Wed. Now I am really concerned though. Through all this she was acting totally normal and I figured it was just a nose rub from a bad shed bc it is so dry. Maybe a URI developing or perhaps a loose scale with the whistle. Now I don't know. Tonight she is acting very strangely. She is just staring at the back of her tank, and putting her nose up against the glass. She does this for a few seconds to minutes, and then moves and seems normal, then she does it again. Sometimes it is on the glass sometimes the floor. She did this for maybe 20-30 min then went back in her hide. I have never seen her do this before. I mean sometimes she would stop and look at something, but never in this weird stop and go pattern. She was kind of kinking her neck too. I took pics to show the vet, I will try to upload them later. Is this normal? My gut tells me something is wrong. Can snakes get ear infections? Nothing has changed in her cage (40 breeder, cage carpet, huge water dish, etc) for a very long time. She has had essentially the same set up for the last 3-4 years. Humidity wise my hygrometer died so I don't know what it WAS. We moved into my SO's parents' house this summer to save $ for school and will be here until next summer when we go to Seattle (yay for humidity in Seattle! Lol). This summer wasn't too bad but we were gone off and on all summer and had my SO's siblings watching the snakes. Well it just started to get cold so the house heat got turned on and humidity plummeted. I think this is why her last 2 sheds were so bad. I finally got a new battery for the hygrometer and found a relatively good solution for the humidity issue on the suggestion of a FB friend. Her humidity for the last week or two has been right around 60-70, higher at night when I mist. I missed 2 days but otherwise she has been getting soaks daily. Her light burnt out and I replaced it but the new bulb wasn't putting out enough heat so for the last 2 days her cage was colder than normal even with an extra lamp hood (I think it got colder in the house too), but today she got a new bulb so heat should be good. I have everything hooked up to a Zilla thermostat so in the day it shouldn't drop below 95 on her basking spot, and it usually doesn't go below 80ish at night. Other than the dead bulb issue, I have bumped her temps up a bit on the thermostat to try and give her a boost. Oh and RE the humidity, a wet towel over her screen wasn't enough. At my friend's suggestion I put a second wet towel in the cage under her heat lamp and that has finally brought humidity up to where it should be. I resoak the towels at night before bed and mist the cage for an extra boost. (I'll wash them weekly when I do laundry so they don't get mildewy). t has been staying nice and humid during the day, never below 56%. Oh, and food. She is up to XL Rats (though they don't seem any bigger than Large to be honest). I have tried to feed her more often but she will not eat more frequently than every 4 weeks. Every time I TRY to feed sooner than that (which I do frequently), she refuses. She ate about...2 weeks ago, maybe 2.5; ate the rat no problem and had a nice, healthy poop with her last shed. As I said I have a vet appointment on Wed. In the meanwhile, I am hoping you guys can offer some input. I am really worried about my baby.