Snake hugging

Asked October 7, 2019, 6:26 PM EDT

Why does my ball python hug tightly to my palm with his face and open his mouth slightly when doing it

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1 Response

Thank you for your question. I am not familiar with this behavior. If your snake is breathing with its mouth open, this is not normal, and can be an indication of a respiratory problem. Respiratory problems should be evaluated and treated by a reptile veterinarian.

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Jim