I was hoping someone here could help shed some light on an issue I’m having with one of my ball pythons. Occasionally, I notice that his jaw is swollen. It looks like a bee stung his little face.
His name is Gomez and he’s just under 2 years old. He’s a cinnamon mahogany and has a sweet temperament. He eats well - currently eating frozen thawed small rats.
Initially, I thought maybe he was allergic (?) to the substrate I had him on so I switched him to something else but the problem has persisted. I plan to switch him back to his original substrate this weekend, reptichip, because it keeps humidity better.
The interesting thing is that I notice swelling every few weeks. At first I thought it was after meals but it seems to happen regardless of when I feed him now. The odd thing is that it does not seem to affect his quality of life. He eats well, he does not seem in pain, he has plenty of enrichment and water. He seems so normal…except his bee sting jaw, that is.
Can someone tell me what they think?