Snakes

Wellness Info

Post-Purchase Exam: Physical Exam, Fecal Analysis, CBC (Complete Blood Count)

6-Month Exam: Physical Exam, Fecal Analysis

Annual Exam: Physical Exam, Fecal Analysis, CBC/Chemistries

Geriatric Exam: Physical Exam, Fecal Analysis, CBC/Chemistries, Radiographs, Ultrasound

Emergencies

If your snake is exhibiting any of the symptoms described below, contact us immediately at 843-216-8387.

Weak or unresponsive, keeping eyes closed, open-mouthed breathing, tremoring or twitching, prolonged lack of appetite, vomiting or regurgitation, frantic movements, bloody droppings, prolonged straining to pass stool or egg, prolapse.

It is important to keep your snake warm. You can soak your pet in a small amount of lukewarm water for 15-20 minutes twice daily, which may help with hydration. Make sure your snake is strong enough to keep his or her head above the water. It is important that we examine your pet as soon as possible to correct the underlying condition.

Services

Wellness Exams, Boarding, Microchipping, Gender Determination, Diagnostics, Spaying/Neutering

Boarding

In order for your pet to board with us we require an exam within the last year with a clean bill of health. A fecal test with no parasites seen is also required. Your pet can have no changes in health since the last examination. If your pet’s examination was done by a different veterinarian, it needs to have been within the last six months and your pet’s complete record needs to be sent to our facility several days before boarding so we can evaluate the record to ensure all testing was done to our standards.

Common Diseases/Conditions

Inappetence, Parasites, Thermal Burns

Choosing a Pet

TYPE PROS CONS

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Ball Python

Small – Medium size, hardy, friendly Eat stunned or killed rodents, escape artists
FYI: Very susceptible to thermal burns, heat rock should NEVER be used

Boa Constrictor

Powerful, beautiful creatures Large size can rapidly exceed owner’s ability to handle and care for them, eat stunned or killed rodents, rabbits and chickens, escape artists, very strong for their size
FYI: Can grow to 10 feet and 50 pounds, many end up being abandoned or euthanized due to owner’s inability to care for them

Burmese Python

Very powerful, beautiful creatures Large size can rapidly exceed owner’s ability to handle and care for them, will eventually eat stunned or killed rabbits or chickens, can inflict painful bites and constrict animals and humans to death
FYI: Can grow to 20 feet and 200 pounds, many end up being abandoned or euthanized due to owner’s inability to care for them

Corn Snake / Rat Snake

Small – Medium size, hardy, friendly, many beautiful colorations Eat stunned or killed rodents, escape artists
FYI: Do not wrap themselves around you like a king snake or python, but pick a direction and go for it

King Snake / Milk Snake

Medium size Can grow to 3 – 7 feet, escape artists, prone to respiratory infections
FYI: Often mistaken for the venomous coral snake and killed by humans