Snake Health

How to Treat a Snake for Internal Parasites
Snake Health

How to Treat a Snake for Internal Parasites

Internal parasites are common in wild reptiles. However, improper husbandry, overcrowding, and stress can also lead to a severe infestation in captive snakes. Some of the most common internal parasites in snakes include, protozoans, nematodes, trematodes, and pentastomes. Treatment depends on the type of internal parasite, but often includes a […]

how do I know if my snake is dying?
Snake Health

Is My Snake Dead or Hibernating?

Your snake has been moving less, and not acting normal. It’s not eating its food, inactive, and doesn’t want to be handled. It would seem that something is seriously amiss with your pet snake. ‘Hibernating’ snakes are occasionally active to warm themselves. They will also react if you touch or […]

does defanging a snake kill it?
Snake Health

What Happens When You Defang a Snake?

Owning a venomous or ‘hot’ snake is dangerous. That’s why most people’s first instinct is to think about removing their fangs, so that they can’t bite you. But if you were to ask any experienced snake breeder or owner, practically none would recommend that you should remove a snake’s fangs. […]