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Old 10-15-2022, 06:27 PM   #1
Rigatoni
Scabbing at the mouth

My scaleless corn snake has been having scabbing at the mouth the past month and I donít know what to do. Took him to the vet a couple months back and they prescribed medicine. He went off the medicine when the scabbing went away but now itís back and heís on the medicine again but scabbing is still there. What should I do?
(The black stuff in the mouth is the scabbing)


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Old 10-25-2022, 08:06 AM   #2
Caryl
Your poor baby, that looks uncomfortable. Mouth issues can be very serious in snakes. Stomatitis, or oral inflammation (sometimes called "mouth rot") can be fatal. An affected animal may stop eating or drinking, or fall to infection. I'm glad your baby's getting vet care.

I don't have firsthand experience with Scaleless corns but mouth issues are common. No one else is chiming in so I will try. Some more info will be helpful.

What kind of medicine is your vet prescribing? What does the vet say about the possible cause of this scabbing? Does s/he think there is infection causing the damage, or is it the other way around?

Have you changed anything about the snake's viv? Different dishes, hides, substrate? Does the snake behave any differently? Have you observed it rubbing at all? What do you feed, how often, and how's its feeding? What are the temps?

I hope that your snake has improved already. Healing is slow work for them, their metabolism is much slower than a mammal's.



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