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Old 10-28-2007, 04:08 AM   #1
"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, 02:09 AM   #2
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, 05:01 AM   #3
Could be 'hips', fatty deposits, especially on that feeding regime. I'd cut back and see if they improve
Old 11-01-2007, 09:52 AM   #4
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, 02:43 PM   #5
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, 01:05 AM   #6
The original poster created another thread about this. Check it out here:
Old 11-02-2007, 05:18 AM   #7
Maybe they didn't read the answers?

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