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    infected belly button???

    My last remaining female Eastern flame/ery het mel/snow was doing great. however today I noticed she seemed slow when I was taking a shed out from one of the zacapu girls. Picked her up and it looks like she still has a pretty full belly(shouldn't be) and she seemed in pain when I touched her belly in spots. Flipping her over I saw that the 'belly button line' seemed drawn in and more like a cut, the scales are also ... deforming... seems like the scales are pulling and growing sideways to the line. Its is really weird. It is lumpy n swollen looking..

    There is nothing in the tank to cut them I have since now double n triple checked. No one else is injured or seeming in pain. Everyone else has a slim belly and ready to be fed again tomorrow. been three days since last feed. She is the only one with thickness left in her belly... I was going to feed tonight but am now waiting...

    Should I feed her? What can I do? What is the cause? has anyone seen this before?

    Males in their tank all seem good.

    I'll post pictures in a few mins... gotta find the cord.
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    Re: infected belly button???

    Waiting for photos.
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    Re: infected belly button???

    I don't know what may be going on, but if you suspect that something is wrong with your snake you should immediately quarantine that snake.

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    Re: infected belly button???

    K So I first noticed she was dull and would be going blue soon, then I noticed this dark spot circled. You can see and I pointed out the lumpy look from the side.
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    The cut?
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    It is weird how you can see the scales pulled together n twisted in spots.
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    Re: infected belly button???

    Any chance there is a retained shed?
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    Re: infected belly button???

    She hasn't shed yet within my care. She didn't have this last feeding..
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    Re: infected belly button???

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    Any chance there is a retained shed?
    I am willing to bet that might be it
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    Re: infected belly button???

    Either way. she will be going to quarantine in a few mins here... warm, humid... Should do her good either way.
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    Re: infected belly button???

    K she is in her little tank all alone now... Paper towels n water n fake leafs for hiding.... I'll pick up some antibiotic ointment after work tomorrow as I should have some in the house irregardless. Anything else I should pick up?

    Here she has only had worms and the scent of silversides(didn't eat any).

    ... I'm so lost n worried.. there is no where she could have cut herself... Yet I want to strip the entire female cage to absolute bare minimums just paper towels flat, and few folded for hides, paper rolls, water dish maybe the soft fake fern leafs.

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    Re: infected belly button???

    If it is a retained shed then this crisis could be over once the shed is removed. I say crisis because a retained shed can kill a snake, especially small ones.
    After being in a warm moist box for 30 minutes or more see if you can start a shed peeling by starting at the side of her vent.
    I pinch and pull on the skin in that area to start a shed. If it is a retained shed it should come off pretty easy in that area.
    If you do find a retained shed you can run warm water over the area and shed her backwards or try to start the shed at her head. I grab the corner of the mouth to get it started.
    Hope this is all it turns out to be.
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