Snake Health

snake venom gland removal
Snake Health

Can You Remove Venom Glands from a Snake?

Owning a venomous snake can be dangerous for obvious reasons. Most snake owners rely on ultra-safe handling and feeding methods. However, others want to know if it’s possible to have their snakes rendered harmless through removing their venom glands. The venom glands can be removed from ‘venomoid’ snakes. The surgery […]

signs of a dehydrated snake
Snake Health

How to Treat a Dehydrated Snake

Snakes drink infrequently. Some drink so rarely that you might be worried that they’re sick. Well, some snakes don’t seem to need to drink as much whereas others need to drink more often. But, what if a snake never drinks water? Will this affect the health of your snake? If […]

How to Get Rid of Ticks on a Snake
Snake Health

How to Get Rid of Ticks on a Snake

Ticks are small, blood-sucking creatures that are harmful to snakes. Aside from being irritating, a tick infestation on a snake can cause disease and even anemia. That’s why it’s so important that you immediately treat any snake tick infestation that you find. Pull out each tick to alleviate the symptoms […]

snake septicemia treatment
Snake Health

How to Treat Septicemia in Snakes

Snake septicemia is usually, but not always, caused by bacteria in your pet’s living environment. These bacteria will cause considerable damage to your snake’s vital organs, such as the kidneys. Check for signs of petechiae (small hemorrhagic patches, or blood blisters/pin-pricks, on the stomach and lining of the mouth). There […]