White and grey scales on carpet python

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  1. Bredlimama

    Bredlimama New Member

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    Hi there,

    I’ve noticed my Bredli has these discoloured scales on him that have turned into a white/grey. At first I only noticed it in one spot but now I’ve seen it on other parts of his body and I’m a bit concerned.. he’s just recently shed so I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it but I’m thinking I need to take him to the vet.

    Has anyone seen or dealt with this before?

    Thank you!
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  2. Prof_Moreliarty

    Prof_Moreliarty Well-Known Member

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    Hi, looks like it would be from the last shed i have had this happen with one of my carpets, it should clear up within a shed or 2.
     
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    Sdaji Almost Legendary

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    +1 to this. You see this once in a while and it clears up after a slough or two. I've seen it in a few species of pythons.
     
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    Bredlimama New Member

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    Thank you both so much! Definitely relieved it’s nothing serious (I’m a new mama to my bredli)

    Is it known what causes it?


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    I've never identified a cause, or tried very hard to do so. It's not an issue so I just haven't worried. If I had to guess I'd say may it's when there's a mild abraision during the time the new skin is forming, or maybe just for whatever reason there's an issue in producing it. Just a guess, it could be something completely different. I've heard people guess it's caused by bacterial infection but I can't see any basis to that, and a lot of things contradict it.
     
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    Sometimes I get the same except with brown marks on my albino and it won't come off.
     
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    I had this happen with my coastal, just 2 scales on his back were pure white after a shed and slowly darkened after each shed haha
     

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