Darwin Python gurgling sound and “coughed” up gooey white substance

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  1. Jessie daley

    Jessie daley New Member

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    We’ve noticed our albino Darwin, making a gurgling sound when we Handel him lately, and he’s been acting strange, today he yawned and some mucus type liquid came out of his mouth, see photo.
    Our friends looked after him, and when we picked him up we noticed some red spots around his eyes and head see photo, possibly unrelated however.
    Is it time to see the vet?

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    Here’s the redness around eyes.
    Possibly unrelated.

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    Herptology Not so new Member

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    Respiratory infection most likely

    What are his temps cool and hot end and what is his enclosure layout like? RI is most commonly linked to poor temperature gradients
     
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    sounds like it needs a vet URGENTLY
     
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    Jessie daley New Member

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    Got him into the vets shortly after posting, vet said most likely RI, not sure if it’s bacterial or viral, they’ve given us a month course of antibiotics and pain relief, has to be injected, then a check up at the end of the course.

    His temps sit between, 29-32 degrees in the hot end.
    The cold end is about 24-26.
    Depends on the weather as it’s up against a window, (unfortunately only place for it).
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    Vet told us there is no treatment for a viral RI, is this correct?
    Does this mean euthanasia if it is?
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    Two heat lamps in top right corner (only 1 now as 2 was overkill), above the shelf, thermometer sits next to the shelve.
    UV globe is in the center, and left corner is just the normal light globe.

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