How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Animal Eyes Your Own Question
Animal Eyes
Animal Eyes, Veterinary Technician
Category: Pet
Satisfied Customers: 1841
Experience:  25 years as a vet tech, 15 years working with exotics, pocket pets, birds and reptiles
Type Your Pet Question Here...
Animal Eyes is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my ball pythons skin is cold to the touch.

Customer Question

my ball pythons "skin" is cold to the touch. i do not have a primary reptile heat source. i am using a small lamp
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Animal Eyes replied 10 years ago.
The skin shouldn't be cold but it can be cool. You need to get the correct heat lamps and lighting soon since these are very important to her health. If not corrected she could develope upper respiratory infections, her immune system could become compromised and she could be suceptible to various diseases. Here is a website on their care and setup information. Please get the setup corrected soon.