Weight Loss


  • prominently visible spine
  • lethargy
  • reduced appetite


  • dehydration
  • parasites
  • low temps
  • illness
  • not fed often enough


Losing weight can be just as serious as losing weight, and often more so, as weight loss is often the first sign of serious illness. If you have been recording your snake’s weight 1-2x monthly and noticing a constant decline, call your vet. Weight loss has a variety of possible causes, and the fastest way to find a solution is to get a veterinary examination.

DO NOT FORCE FEED! Unless instructed to do so by the vet, this can actually make the snake’s condition worse.

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