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my son has a 4 yr old corn snake which hasnt been eating good
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Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX have a 3 month old sulcata. I got him
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hi, my ball python seems to have a laceration in its mouth
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I have a male 6 month old ball python. Ive had him for about
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how do i know if pet snake is dead or just in hibernation.
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My Ball Python stopped eating for over 6 weeks now. My son
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glob..him to the vet right away because it is 8:00 on a firday night
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My husband and I have a ball python, the last time time he
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I have a female corn snake, approx 15 years old. Ive noticed
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red tail..be breathing real heavy and occasionally mouth will be open.
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My 7yr old Columbian boa refuses to eat. He has not eaten for
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we have a california king snake that we have had 5 years but
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