Snake Health

what causes salmonella in reptiles?
Snake Health

Can You Get Salmonella from Snakes?

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes salmonellosis – an infection that manifests as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever after 12-72 hours of being infected. Snakes carry salmonella in their intestinal tract without any signs of illness. But, even if you don’t touch your snake, you can get infected because salmonella […]

signs of a dehydrated snake
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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 […]

snake ticks removal
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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
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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 […]