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Snake Injury

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Posted by Kta on May 16, 2003 at 08:52:07:

Hi, since ive had my corn snake (he was about 2yrs when I had him), hes always made a habit of rubbing his nose up and down the edge of the glass where the 2 panes slide apart, to try and squeeze through them. After reading that snakes frequently try and escape, I didnt take much notice. However, recently while handling him ive noticed hes got quite a large "dent" in his nose, which is the result of him rubbing his nose up and down the edge of the glass with quite some force. It doesnt "seem" to have gone deep enough to produce blood, but still its quite worrying. Immediately after I noticed this, I fixed some packing material down the edge of the glass to prevent further injury. Now im wondering, how can I tell if this injury is bothering the snake, or whether its just superficial? I really cant afford to pay for a visit to the vets if this "dent" is causing no harm or distress to the snake.Id like to get a pic of it to show you but unfortunately he never keeps still long enough for this to be possible. Is this something to worry about? If so what further action should I take? anxiously awaiting your reply, thanks.

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