Health

Want to learn more about your snake? Are you worried that you might have a sick Dumeril’s boa? You’re in the right place! This is ReptiFiles’ table of contents for all things related to Dumeril’s boa health.

In the wild, a sick or weakened snake is a target for predators, so snakes have become experts at pretending to be well. As pets, this means that any reptile owner must be extra diligent in order to notice changes that may indicate illness.

  • Weigh your boa weekly – sudden weight loss often indicates illness.
  • Keep a weekly record of weight, feeding habits, behavior, shedding, etc.
  • Prepare a reptile first-aid kit so you won’t be left scrambling if your snake becomes sick or injured

If you’re looking for a reptile veterinarian near you, I recommend reading ReptiFiles’ article, Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams, and checking out ARAV.org’s Find a Vet tool.

Disclaimer: I am not a reptile veterinarian nor a reptile health expert. The contents of these pages are to be used as guidelines, not professional medical advice. If you have an emergency, call an experienced reptile veterinarian immediately.


Table of Contents:

Mites

Obesity

Respiratory Infection (RI)

Rubbing

Sexing

Shedding

Weight Loss


Need a vet?

If you’re looking for a reptile veterinarian near you, I recommend reading ReptiFiles’ article, Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams, and checking out ARAV.org’s Find a Vet tool. Or, consult with a reptile health expert online:

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