What do reptiles worry about

Recognize pain in snakes

Every snake owner can tell that his animal is in pain - if he knows what to look out for.

GENERAL SIGNS OF PAIN:

Acute pain

  • Aggressive behavior, increased threatening gestures
  • Restlessness
  • Opening the mouth
  • Accelerated breathing
  • Tense and / or changed posture

Persistent / chronic pain

  • Withdrawal behavior
  • Reluctance to move, lethargy
  • Pale body color
  • Lax, weak or changed posture

SPECIFIC PAIN SIGNS

Of course, the mentioned signs of pain can also be due to other causes. For example, opening the mouth can indicate shortness of breath or be a threatening gesture.

PARTICULARLY PAINFUL!

PAIN TREATMENT

The veterinarian can use different drugs of different strengths. As a rule, they are the same substances that are also used to treat pain in humans.

WHAT CAN YOU DO YOURSELF?

Temporary accommodation in a stress-free and irritation-free environment is particularly important - preferably in a separate container with a place to hide.
There, heating mats or heat lamps should ensure preferred temperatures.

 

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