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Q: i have a Taiwanese Beauty Ratsnake, and when we pick him up we hear like a cracking noise comin from inside him, and when he poops its really runny and it smells, it looks like Bird poop,is itNormal?
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jaymelee421

In Relation To:

charlie
My Taiwanese Beauty Ratsnake Is having problems i think... im not too sure if this is normal or not, i couldnt find anything about it on the internet. everytime we pick him up we hear a cracking noise from inside him. and when he poops its like bird poop, and it smells kinda like fish he also has very bad gas, when he poops, u can literally hear him, its very loud lol . hes 2 years old, we bought him from a pet shop like a month ago, is anyone knows anything please let me know....
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Points: 150
Topics: Digestive , Respiratory , General Health
Tags: Defecation, Elaphe, Health, Parasites, Respiratory
Species: Other Colubrids > Ratsnakes > Elaphe taeniura
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Accepted Answer 5/31/2009 6:17:04 PM

Katie M

My best suggestion would be to get him to a vet for a fecal analysis at the very least - his abnormal stool could be a sign of parasites.  As far as the "crackling" noise, again, a vet should look at that to make sure it isn't an RI.  Good luck

 
Member Comment 6/1/2009 10:11:26 AM

JohnJohn
I've never had a snake with obvious gas problems.  My dog definitely does, but that's not so unusual for a dog.  I think I'd be a bit concerned about that.  Maybe better consider getting him to a vet.  Do you have a good herp vet in your area?
 
Assisted Answer 6/2/2009 12:09:31 AM

dalvers63
Yep, I'm with Katie on this one. A vet visit is definitely in order to check for internal parasites and a Respiratory infection.

What temps have you been keeping him at?
 
Assisted Answer 6/3/2009 11:08:45 PM

aaron
i've picked up chondros and had that "crackle" in the gut, gas and feces and what not movin on down and shakin' it up... but it's more like a gurgle than a crackle.

but there's also the lung rattle... hold the animal somewhat still, around the lungs, and wait for it to breathe. you can feel a lung rattle sometimes....

fecal test = good idea
 
Member Comment 6/8/2009 12:27:55 PM

Kaiyudsai
Is this guy imported... I know there arent a ton of people CB these guys...... I would get a fecal.... could be a plethera of things........... My blood pythoins have gurgly gas... so it's not unheard of..... it may need a series of antiparasitics... ie Flagyl and Panacur... I always treat imports with both of these 2-3 times
 
Member Comment 10/25/2009 9:27:04 PM

zachrfields
Is it a popping sound? If it is it may be a respitory infection.
 
Member Comment 1/17/2011 12:24:07 PM

abi21491

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