Symptoms of Mouth Rot in Ball Pythons

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Mouth rot is a common mouth infection found in various types of snakes, lizards, and even in turtles. If you own a Ball Python snake then you should talk to your vet about mouth rot and how it may affect your snake. In general, mouth rot appears as inflammation or small hemorrhages on the gums or as large amounts of mucus in the mouth. It can also appear on the inside edge of the mouth. Causes include stress, poorly regulated temperature in the enclosure, parasites, trauma, malnutrition, and overcrowding. If your Ball Python has mouth rot then you may notice a swelling in the mouth or head area. Some Ball Pythons will stop eating when mouth rot occurs so you may also notice a dramatic weight loss. Call your pet clinic indianapolis in if your Ball Python has any of these symptoms. It could signal mouth rot or another serious condition.
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