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- 11-Aug-12, 12:36 AM #16
An albino olive is a need, not a want.
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1 adorable roughie, 1 cracker of a wheatbelt stimmie, and 1 gorgeous olive. The addiction, I have it now Next up: night tiger!
- 11-Aug-12, 11:13 AM #17Regular Member
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Both my male womas tend to cruise around and try to get out of their tubs (they can't, of course), but neither of them have done any damage to their snouts, so I would suspect that the problem could be exacerbated by anything in your enclosure that can cause friction or damage to skin upon rubbing it. If there are any meshes, remove them and replace them with a vent that doesn't cause abrasions.
They do this often because they're searching for females, or, in some cases, food. Generally it's because of females as this happens in the winter. My larger male woma wouldn't stop doing it until I gave him food, this was back in February, so it was a food thing.
It's 3 possibilities - it wants food, it wants a female (in the case of a male), or it just wants to get out as it's environment is too stressful for it. In the 3rd case, get another enclosure, as stress will cause infections and kill your snake.
They will generally heal, use betadine for the wound, so as not to get infected. Infections can easily kill a snake, so that needs to be taken care of. If they don't heal 100% there will be a rougher area on the snout but the scale or at least a good part of it should grow back if it hasn't been too badly damaged.
- 11-Aug-12, 12:20 PM #18
I don't think any 1m long olive pythons are looking for 'mates' they probably just want to move around. More likely looking for food though.Hero. Please do not use my photos without prior permission.
Personally I wouldn't use F10. I would use iodine solution on any open injuries.
- 12-Aug-12, 03:42 AM #20
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