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 #196143


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 Red belly

my BP just shead and now his belly is a red color. what is rong?



12/08/04  5:22pm
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 #196145


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196143


 Red belly

What substate to you use? It could be scale rot, do you have any pictureS?



12/08/04  5:23pm
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 #196151


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  Message To: BoaBabe448   In reference to Message Id: 196145


 Red belly

i used to use a kind of substrate that u soak in water and it expands but i just changed it to a kind of bark



12/08/04  5:30pm
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 #196152


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196143


 Red belly

well is it RED or pinkish? cuz after they shed their bellies can look pinkish



12/08/04  5:30pm
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 #196159


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  Message To: InnerDragon103   In reference to Message Id: 196152


 Red belly

its red



12/08/04  5:37pm
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 #196162


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196143


 Red belly

pink or red belly is generally a sign of shedding or belly rot. if the cage is very moist there is a chance that it may be belly rot. to fix that simply dry out your baby. i would also recommend that you try walnut bedding, it is ground walnut shells and not very expensive. since i switched to that i have had no problems with moisture or mites, both of which tend to come from the wood beddings. hope your baby is fine though.



12/08/04  5:41pm
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 #196169


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  Message To: PythonLuvr   In reference to Message Id: 196162


 Red belly

i started to notice the scales kind of dried out defore the shead and i left him alone to shead then i saw he shead so i picked him up and it was all red



12/08/04  5:46pm
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 #196177


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196169


 Red belly

What kind of bark? If it is cedar or pine, CHANGE it IMMEDIATELY, pine and cedar is toxic to reptiles.



12/08/04  5:51pm
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 #196181


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196169


 Red belly

when they shed a little moisture is actually better. like a spray bottle mist to moisten them. it also helps for full sheds. but try the bedding it really is good stuff. is the cage bottom wet though??



12/08/04  5:54pm
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 #196185


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  Message To: BoaBabe448   In reference to Message Id: 196177


 Red belly

i just changed it to the stuff he usualy uses. i threw away the package so i dont know what kind the old stuff was. the stuff i just got is made for reptiles so im shure its fine.



12/08/04  5:56pm
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 #196194


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196185


 Red belly

not so true some of them say they are fine but like the other one said some are actuallt toxic and other are just not good. i have always had problems with wood but the walnut works great.



12/08/04  6:00pm
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 #196199


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  Message To: PythonLuvr   In reference to Message Id: 196194


 Red belly

if it is scale rot, how long will it take to fix. do i have to bring him to a vet?



12/08/04  6:05pm
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 #196325


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196199


 Red belly

Yes you do. I would take him to the vet ASAP, just to be safe.



12/08/04  8:46pm
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 #196336


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  Message To: BoaBabe448   In reference to Message Id: 196325


 Red belly

It could also be because it’s a fresh skin. Sorta like when humans peel a layer of dead skin, and the skin underneath is a fresh pinky color. I wouldn’t go nuts and go to a vet ASAP unless it stays pink/red after a day or so of watching it.



12/08/04  8:56pm
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 #196354


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  Message To: Pelota   In reference to Message Id: 196336


 Red belly

i never peeled the skin off or any thing. i leave him alone wen hes sheading so it must be the scale rot. is this common in BPs?



12/08/04  9:16pm
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 #196495


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 196354


 Red belly

lol..... I didn’t say anything about you peeling a snakes skin. That can cause damage. I was just saying that maybe it’s like when a person has dead skin(like from a blister or sun burn) and they peel the skin off and the new skin is fresh and pink. So maybe when a snake sheds its skin, the new skin is pink for a day or two around the belly area. I’ve never looked close after a shed, so I’m not sure.
I’m just trying to think outside the box here. That’s all.



12/09/04  1:00am
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 #196669


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  Message To: Pelota   In reference to Message Id: 196495


 Red belly

ooo i peeled isabellas skin off her back....was that bad??? she cant get it off herself...before this shed she had skin still on from the last one from about 3 weeks ago.,..



12/09/04  2:04pm
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 #196688


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  Message To: Amy&Isabella   In reference to Message Id: 196669


 Red belly

it is starting to loose its red color and it is like a very light pink. it is really weard. how do i keep it clean?



12/09/04  4:12pm
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 #196737


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  Message To: Amy&Isabella   In reference to Message Id: 196669


 Red belly

No that isn’t bad. We have to peel some skin from the back of our big ball python girl nearly everytime she sheds. As long as it is ready to come off you’re not hurting her. Ours doesn’t seem to mind as she doesn’t pull away or get defensive when we do.



12/09/04  6:44pm
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 #196862


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  Message To: SCSnakeman   In reference to Message Id: 196737


 Red belly

in some cases, will scale rot com off after a shed?



12/09/04  10:44pm
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 #196902


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  Message To: Ballzthebest   In reference to Message Id: 196862


 Red belly

Yes, if you keep the area clean, keep them on clean papertowel or newspaper, and don’t keep the areas too wet for long periods of time, a shed or two can clear scale rot. I think....

But honestly I don’t think your snake has scale rot or anything. I think it was what I mentioned. You said it’s clearing up already...so yeah.
I haven’t seen your snake though, so it may be worse than you say. If you’re still worried, take it to a vet. Simple as that.



12/10/04  12:00am
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 #197331


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  Message To: Pelota   In reference to Message Id: 196902


 Red belly

so i guess i will dry him out and wait till next shead to see if hes better



12/10/04  9:33pm
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 #197427


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  Message To: Roche   In reference to Message Id: 197331


 Red belly

That’s probably what I’d do. But if it doesn’t get better, or gets worse or anything, I’d bring him to a vet then. Good luck. Hope it clears up on its own.



12/11/04  12:17am
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 #198150


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  Message To: Pelota   In reference to Message Id: 197427


 Red belly

does any one know were to get the walnut bedding?



12/12/04  7:21pm
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