Recently came home from a 3 day trip looking at houses out of state to find my big Lavender Albino girl I got 3 weeks ago passed something odd. I’m a newbie to ball python keeping/breeding. I never saw anything like this with my boas. Could this be an old egg that was bound up and didn’t pass until now? On top of that when I pulled her out to clean her cage I noticed a persistent mistakable popping in her breathing, I assume early stage RI. My quarantine room is spot on, 83 ambients / 90 hot spot, reptizorb for substrate in an ARS rack. Clean setup. I definitely didn’t noticed any popping until now. I’m surprised she would develop an RI in my care given my attention to husbandry. I guess a vet visit is in order? Does this look like an old egg?
I moved her into a secondary quarantine room since she is showing symptoms and I have other animals in quarantine. Glad I picked up an extra rack for that purpose!