Red splotches on BEL ball python
My ball python is about 2 months old but I got her almost a week ago (7/17/19). But the day after I got her she has this like dark red splotch show up on her back area, then I went away this weekend and she ended up with many more around her body. I’ve tried looking up what this might be, I can’t tell if it’s bruising, coloring or just dirt. If you have an idea of what it might be please help me out.
Bucks County Pennsylvania
Thank you for your question. I am not a veterinarian, and don't have any experience with this type of symptom in any snakes I have owned. It could be an indication of a bacterial infection. I recommend you take your snake to an experienced reptile veterinarian and have it examined.
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