Hello. I have a 20 year old California King Snake. In the last 2 months, about 1" from her head, her neck has kind of twisted one direction and the opposite direction about an inch further down her body. Typically, she eats 3 or 4 mice once a month. Her appetite seems to have decreased. ( I think she's having trouble swallowing the mice. I can take a picture, if you'd like.
Dallas County Texas
Thank you for your question. Kinks in the body are usually seen in hatchlings, and can be related to spinal development. I'm not familiar with them developing later in a snake's life. Nevertheless, it's most likely something you can't correct on your own. Since it seems to be affecting your snake's ability to swallow, you should take your snake to a reptile vet to have it examined to see if anything can be done.
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