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Snake Mite

United Kingdom
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Posted - 01/06/2019 :  08:55:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi just after some advice in regards to one of my corns. Just to mention he is booked in to see a reptile specialist but he's not available til Wednesday next week so wondering if anyone has any advice x

So I have 3 corns in a stack position, my corn rahmen this post is about is in the middle. When bought we were advised he was 12 weeks old, so it makes him 3years 9 months now. He's in a 2.5 x 1 x 1 viv and awaiting an upgrade shortly. He's just on 4 foot. Heated by a medium mat his warm side is between 27/29.7 Celsius and cooler between 22 at a low and 24, its a wooden/glass fronted viv, with aspen/pro rep substrate i switch between for enrichment, 2 hides one either side and enough foilage. He's always preferred cooler side. Other snakes nearby are a 9 month old hatching on top and a larger (we think female) 4 year old under him. (We are saying him they have never officially been sexed as no plan to breed, going off look of the tail shapes)

He's very docile but active enough, great feeder (only ever not fed when due to shed and even then only occasionally, 1 medium every 7 - 10 days) and always shed perfectly. He is due one in the next few weeks.

So last 2/3 weeks he's been quite energetic, and refused a feed. Tried a few days later and he ate. Tried to feed again with other 3 and refused (was 4 days after his previous feed so presumed he wasn't hungry) but has refused twice since (14 days without feed not ground-breaking I know but unusual for him)

He's been getting more and more hypo lately for a few hours
A day, and noticed he seems to have some loose scales in odd places on his body (My sister a snake owner and vet nurse thinks he could have done this himself with hyperactivity) he has had thorough mite checks and is clear as far as we can tell. Once he's out the viv he seems to calm down alot and pretty much back to his normal movement when handled maybe even a bit calmer and back to his normal self, but today his viv shinnanan's have been so bad he's been literally headbutting the glass to get out ( he does seem to beeline straight for the viv above when trying to get out and also when out) We also spotted 2 very very small bumps on the side of his belly on one side about 3/4 inches up his body from his tail, hence the immediate vet booking.

Sorry for the long post just wanted to get everything in. Wondering if anyone could she'd any light in case there's something we can do to help him out before Wednesday? I k ow his viv needs upgrading I'm working on that hopefully this week, but could that be a cause of the business? Or potentially coming of age? Just puzzled and hate seeing him out of his usual sorts.
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