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Q: Lump on Boa's Nose
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I recieved a 7' male red tail today for free due to a bubble above his nostrils on his head. i was told it was a calcium deposit i know its not fatal. How should i get rid of this stop feed for about 2 weeks? please help!

Points: 150
Topics: General Health , Skin
Tags: Abscess, Deposit, Growth, Health, Lump
Species: Boas > Large Boas > Boa constrictor imperator
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Member Comment 11/28/2010 5:35:32 PM


um... pics?? I have never heard of snakes have calcium deposits like that....

Author Comment 11/28/2010 5:38:43 PM


give me a min

Author Comment 11/28/2010 5:49:24 PM


its on another thread i just put up

Member Comment 11/29/2010 2:22:45 AM


I tried to look for this new thread but to no avail.

I doubt it is a calcium deposit- because I see no reason for it to exist- snakes do well on rodents and are not supposed to have any issues with getting rid of excess calcium as long as they do not receive any sort of supplments. 

I have seen many such cases occur- but it's usually due to an infection/cyst. Who diagnosed the snake? If a vet didn't check the snake out, than you should schedule an appointment.

Accepted Answer 11/29/2010 2:35:56 AM


It sounds like a scar from rubbing. I see a lot of boas with bumps and lumps on their noses from rubbing. They rub their noses for a variety of reasons, temps are wrong, they are hungry, to much activity and they don't have adequate hides, stress from moving them and so on. Try and correct any issues with cage temps etc. and just treat it like you would any injury, watch for infection, keep it clean and don't mess with it.

Author Comment 11/30/2010 11:24:37 AM


i brought the snake to the vet yesterday its a mass of mucus forned from the breaking of cartelege  due to striking at the cage i presume he is on antibiotics i have to give him once every three days. but everything is ok i wanna thank everyone for the help!!

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