PDA

View Full Version : somethings wrong


somethings wrong

schoettt
07-25-2008, 10:12 PM
I fed my little corn snake on the 12th and on thursday the 17th i was gonna get it out to handle it and it struck at me so I left it alone and was gonna just wait till saturday to get it out when it was feeding time. Well Saturday if was still acting the same so I thought maybe it was shedding cause I read they get that way. The snake looks real lumpy and bloated like it has something in it. Its not very old and am not sure what could be wrong with it. I dont know how to post a pic on here so if anyone can help me out I can email them a few pics.

Rich in KY
07-25-2008, 10:24 PM
Cornsnakes strike when they are scared. And to your snake, you are a big monster.

The thing for you to do, is not to be scared and pick him up even if he strikes. Being bitten does not hurt by the lil snakes. If your snake hasn't eaten since the 12th, he is probably very hungry.

schoettt
07-25-2008, 10:30 PM
He looks like he already ate and hes never acted like this before and I didnt feed him cause I thought he was going through a shed. he kinda looks weird and I didnt want to feed him till I knew if he was shedding or not.

schoettt
07-25-2008, 10:52 PM
I just went and checked on him and he shed his skin so that was what was wrong with hime and I guess his skin was so tight it was making him look swollen.

Rich in KY
07-25-2008, 11:03 PM
I am glad he shed for you!

sarcare
07-26-2008, 08:23 AM
Now that he has shed, are you going to feed him? If he is a baby, he probably is quite hungry after that long without foods. Pictures would be nice!

claireree
07-26-2008, 08:29 AM
I have a young corn about 1 year old and when we first got her she always used to strike at us which is why I never handled her but now she has settled in and I have got used to her she is a lot better and no prob to handle.

sarcare
07-26-2008, 08:33 AM
My baby has found the most inaccessible part of the vivarium to spend all her time in, so every time I want to get her out I have to move so much stuff that she has all kinds of time to FREAK out. She has attempted to lunge at me or away from me, but hasn't bit yet. Once I get her out she is just fine and dandy, never an aggressive moment.

Spurticus
07-27-2008, 12:21 PM
My baby has found the most inaccessible part of the vivarium to spend all her time in, so every time I want to get her out I have to move so much stuff that she has all kinds of time to FREAK out. She has attempted to lunge at me or away from me, but hasn't bit yet. Once I get her out she is just fine and dandy, never an aggressive moment.

Sounds like mine. I had a split log type thing in her aquarium and she loved crawling in there, but this thing took up a lot of room, so last weekend I rearranged her digs and put a hide box filled with moss in there. I took her a while to get used to it, but once she went in, she burried herself in the moss and took a liking to that stuff. Now when I want to get her out, I have to remove the couple of rocks I have on top of the box, and pull the top off. She is a little uneasy when I lift the top from all the noise and movement, so she's curled up in one corner and in a defensive mode. . . .but all I have to do is get my hand under her and lift her out, and as soon as she's away from the aquarium walls, she's calmed down, and at ease again.