my ball python is shaking

Asked October 27, 2020, 11:52 AM EDT

hello i picked up a ball python bought 3 months ago when ever he moves she wobbles up and doun slightly with his head almost 2 to 3 inches off the ground

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I am not a veterinarian, and can't diagnose problems or recommend treatments. Some ball pythons have a neurological disorder, sometimes referred to as ball python wobble or wobble syndrome, that is a genetic disorder. It is thought to be the result of artificial breeding selection to produce certain color variants, or morphs. It is commonly associated with the "spider" morph of ball pythons.

I recommend you contact a reptile vet in your area and take your snake in for an examination to determine the cause of your snake's problem.

I hope this information helps, and thank you for contacting Ask an Expert.

Jim