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my corn snake has a weird spine problem that makes him have bumps all over his back. he still eats and behaves normally but he is not as strong as a normal snake. is there some kind of special treatment that i should be giving him?

hmm, I have never ran across a spine issue like this, Im really good friends with the exotic vet where I live and I asked his opinion and he said a few things come to his mind as to what your snake could have had but that none have a treatment for the muscle loss. If he is weak and lethargic he needs to be seen, corn snakes generally are not very strong snakes. I would just keep feeding him and caring for him as normal. He will just be a little different, unless he really starts to show signs that its bothering him I wouldnt worry to much.


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Amber Barrett


I can answer any and all questions about snakes, whether its how to pick the right snake for your needs and wants, eating and temperature issues, health problems ( I can not give a diagnosis or make up for vetrinary treatment but can give options on what to do). I can also answer any questions on breeding snakes, what it entitles, what you can expect, I know quite a bit about any products for snakes and their husbandry.


I currently keep over 150 snakes, I keep everything from ball pyhtons, to retics to green tree pythons. I have been around them my whole life due to a family interest in breeding them. I have researched, purchased, and delt with just about every snake, product and issue you can run into.

Although I do not have a degree in herpatology, I have been around snakes my whole life and through books, research and life I know alot about them.

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