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Ever heard of humidity bumps?

Posted by Joseph Gahan at 8/27/2011 8:24:11 PM

So I was at work and we got in a baby carpet python (I think it's a coastal) that had some small bumps all through out it's body. They are about the size of a pen head and some look possible fluid filled. I have a vet apt Monday morning for it but just wanted to see if anyone has heard of these. When I called the vender (california Zoological) and asked them.they told me they should come out with the next few sheds. Any info is good info..thanks

A couple pics with my phone

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Bart Sharrah,
Posted At: 8/27/2011 8:46:09 PM  

If the vendor knows they will come out with the next few sheds, then they must know what they are.  Is the vendor claiming they are "humidity bumps".  I have seen these develop on animals when kept in very wet, not humid, environments.  At this point it is all speculation until they are examined by an experienced vet.

Sylvias Serpentine,
Posted At: 8/27/2011 10:20:07 PM  

water blisters maybe... from being WET...not humid.... california zoological is horrible btw.... wasn't aware they actually had any captive bred animals at all -.- but if it's a carpet it probably is.... 

Abby McDufford,
Posted At: 8/27/2011 11:05:19 PM  

They are blisters, which are forming due to too much moisture. I'd dry him out and pop them and disinfect them with something like F10 or chlorhexidine once or twice a day. Do not pop them unless you are going to disinfect them immediately - just popping them leaves it open for infection and they will reappear.

They can get bacterial and turn into septicimia which can be deadly, so better to fix the problem early before it gets bad. Most cases don't get that bad but left untreated it could happen. Check the belly for the blisters too.

Joseph Gahan,
Posted At: 8/27/2011 11:44:18 PM  

Yea I'm not too excited about who I have to order through but it is what it is. I just do the best I can to make sure everything gets the best care it can when it reaches me.

Bart Sharrah,
Posted At: 8/27/2011 11:49:40 PM  

Why do you feel you have to order through them?

Joseph Gahan,
Posted At: 8/28/2011 1:26:56 AM  

I work as a manager for Petco and have a list of venders I'm allowed to order from. I'm trying to get other venders put on it but it takes an act of

Aaron Florian,
Posted At: 8/28/2011 10:38:41 AM  

Can you get better pictures please? I'm going to move this to iHerp Answers, and I'm very interested in seeing these bumps.

I've got some babies that have bumps on their heads, and I'd presumed it was from rubbing, however this has me wondering if they're something else.

Aaron Florian,
Posted At: 8/28/2011 10:38:46 AM  

This blog post has been moved to iHerp Answers.

This conversation is now here

Joseph Gahan,
Posted At: 8/28/2011 11:13:37 AM  

yea I get the little one to my house tonight and will post better pics of the bumbs. on another note, is there a possibility that the stripe is genetic at all?


Aaron Florian,
Posted At: 8/28/2011 11:14:47 AM  

Can you post anything further to the iHerp Answers question linked above? This will keep it searchable and in an area where others can find it easier.

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