Snake Health

How to Get Rid of Scale Rot on a Snake
Snake Health

How To Get Rid of Scale Rot on a Snake

Scale rot is a bacterial infection that is common among captive reptiles, including snakes. It occurs due to overly moist living conditions and the improper cleaning of a snake’s enclosure. Scale rot (without blisters) can be treated at home, and prevented from returning. You need to reduce the temperature and […]

corn snake not digesting food
Snake Health

7 Common Corn Snake Digestion Problems

Corn snake digestion problems are extremely common, and can leave your corn unwilling or unable to eat its food. Digestive issues often pose a unique and complex problem that snake owners need to resolve. Regurgitation and vomiting are signs of gastrointestinal disease in corn snakes. Digestive problems could be due […]

how to tell if your snake has mites
Snake Health

How Do Snakes Get Mites?

Snake mites (Ophionyssus natricis) are tiny arthropods that feed on the blood of snakes. These ectoparasites multiply quickly. An examination will reveal small colored dots moving about on your snake’s nostrils, around the eyes (labial pits), and neck (gular fold). Also, snakes infected with mites will bathe more frequently than […]