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hello i have a 2 month old corn snake and i went away gave

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hello i have a 2 month old corn snake and i went away gave him to a mate and when I returned the snakes neck seems to to hard and tensed and he can't bend it either, not all of it is stiff only a bit when he slithers he won't bend it also there is a lump on the left side behind his jaw very worried please help
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
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Expert:  MsAM replied 4 years ago.

I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. My name is Anna, and I’m a biologist with a special interest in reptiles. I'm sorry to hear of this incident. I suspect that the reason no one has responded is that there is nothing you can do on your own to help Jasper. He needs to be examined by a vet.

You weren't there to know what happened, so there are several possibilities. This could be the result of an injury. The lump may be an abscess, food that got stuck, or even a tumor. The vet will need to do a hands on exam, and possibly take an x-ray to determine what is wrong. Treatment will depend on what is found. An abscess would need to be drained and treated with antibiotics. Food could be removed endoscopically. An injury or tumor may require surgery. As you can tell, these are not home treatments. This link will take you to a directory of reptile vets:

If you have more questions, let me know in a REPLY. I hope Jasper will reach a full recovery.


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