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Help!! Scale rot?

Discussion in 'Snakes' started by Darcie Walker, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Darcie Walker

    Darcie Walker PetForums Newbie

    Jul 20, 2020
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    Hey guys, really new to this (first post!) so please bear with.
    My ball python has one very hard, very dark coloured scale just near her bottom! I’m not sure what it is but it is definitely causing her some discomfort when touched as she reaches her head right around as if to say ‘get off me before I nip you!’
    Anyone got any ideas?!
    Thanks so much
  2. Teddy-dog

    Teddy-dog PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2017
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    Without seeing it it is difficult to say. If you’re worried and think she’s in discomfort then take her to a reptile vet and get them to have a look. If it is scale rot then sounds like you’ve caught it early and it should be easy to treat
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