What's Wrong with My Snake?
This user-friendly home medical reference identifies and explains existing and potential problems in snakes. Find out how location of a cage can affect your snake's appetite, or how a snake can become "mouse shy." Learn how to identify and correct problems associated with maladaptation, burns, constipation, dehydration, skin lesions, diarrhea, improper shedding, lack of appetite, feeding frequency, overheating, parasites, mouth rot, reproductive failure, rodent injuries, respiratory problems, vomiting, weight loss, seizures, tremors, incoordination and just about anything else that may be commonly found with the captive care of snakes.
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