I was in the room where I keep my snakes and heard a weird sound. I opened the tub where I keep one of my breeder males and found him with his mouth opened. He kind of squeezed his body and “tooted”. Is this normal or should I be worried? I’ve never heard of something like this happening before.
now that you’ve noticed it, is it still persisting? what is he acting like now?
my first thought, based off what you said, is a RI or maybe some sort of foreign object in his mouth? I once had one of my males do something sorta similar when he had accidentally gotten some substrate stuck in his mouth after a feeding and was trying to maneuver it out.
Open mouth and wheezing are usually both tell tale signs of a respiratory infection. Does he have bubbles coming out of his mouth? I would also check your temperatures if you haven’t already open mouth could indicate to high temperatures as well.
He seems to be acting normal now. I didn’t notice any bubbles coming out of his mouth. I’ll be sure to check for an RI ASAP. Thanks!
Sounds like a snake fart.
Yeah kinda I guess
if he went to the bathroom around that time, and it doesn’t continue then it was indeed just a “Fart”
I’ve had a female with a digestive blockage bloat pretty dramatically and gasp for air occasionally until she passed it the following day. I would assume, that like cattle, excessive gas pressure could put pressure on their lung which would explain the gasping.
Hm. I didn’t think about that. Thanks everyone who responded!