CornSnakes.com Forums  
  Want an edit button and other perks? Become a contributing member! Click here.

Go Back   CornSnakes.com Forums > The CornSnake Forums > Health Issues/Feeding Problems
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Health Issues/Feeding Problems Anything related to general or specific health problems. Issues having to do with feeding problems or tips.

"bump" on the side
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2007, 03:08 AM   #1
daufoi
"bump" on the side

Hi all,

I have had a corn for about 2 years and it has reached about 4ft now. Recently, I noticed a "bump" on the side near the tail and I am hoping someone can tell me what it is. I have attached a picture below.

Is it constipation? My snake doesn't seem to have bowel movements as often as before. I thought this might be because it is doing so under all the aspen bedding so I couldn't see it. Also, my snake is looking a little rounded. In the past, the sides would come straight down. Maybe another sign of constipation, or maybe obesity? I thought this might be due to growth but I have also been feeding my snake a lot (2-3 large - 30-40g - mice per week).

Otherwise, could it be a tumor or abcess?

Thanks for the input.
 
Old 11-01-2007, 01:09 AM   #2
Pretty1234me
Im super new to the website..but i've seen in other forums..people mentioning fat deposits? which could be a possibility...
 
Old 11-01-2007, 04:01 AM   #3
diamondlil
Could be 'hips', fatty deposits, especially on that feeding regime. I'd cut back and see if they improve
 
Old 11-01-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
tracy0416
One of my corns has them as well. She seems healthy and active otherwise. She's an adult and about 3 feet long.

Any senior members want to weigh in on this??
 
Old 11-01-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
Sanebedlam
Defiantly looks like fat you need to reduce feeding ideally you should be feeding a snake that size a single adult mouse every 7-14 days I would recommend feeding every 10-12 days and getting them out for regular exercise such as climbing back and forth on your hands. It may never go away but this will ensure it stays healthy.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 12:05 AM   #6
Jrgh17
The original poster created another thread about this. Check it out here:

http://cornsnakes.com/forums/showthr...highlight=hips
 
Old 11-02-2007, 04:18 AM   #7
diamondlil
Maybe they didn't read the answers?
 

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! Cornsnakes.com is the largest online community dedicated to cornsnakes . Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!

Google
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squiggly sleeping out side his hide Naomi Behavior 5 09-16-2007 06:08 AM
Best way to regulate the cool side temp? Zollowhex Husbandry and Basic Care 5 08-08-2007 07:45 PM
never moves from cooler side? LittleL Husbandry and Basic Care 4 05-09-2007 11:09 AM
Housing snakes side by side Phoenix17 Behavior 8 02-08-2007 08:37 PM
UTH....on the side?? danigurrl Husbandry and Basic Care 3 04-22-2006 05:36 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 PM.



Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Fauna Top Sites
 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.02630997 seconds with 11 queries
Copyright Rich Zuchowski/SerpenCo