Respiratory Infection

Symptoms

  • bubbly/stringy saliva
  • loss of appetite
  • lethargy
  • rattling/clicking/whistling noise when breathing

Cause

  • cool temperatures
  • incorrect humidity
  • poor hygiene

Treatment

If you suspect that you have a corn snake respiratory infection (RI) on your hands, make sure that the enclosure is warm enough and has the right humidity levels. Then make an appointment with a certified reptile veterinarian, who will likely prescribe an antibiotic. Administering an appropriate amount (dosed by snake weight) of probiotic paste can help ease the antibiotic’s side effects.

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