burm lying on its back

burm lying on its back

Postby Brandz4 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi all

I would like to find out if there are any reasons besides IBD that a burmese python would be lying on its back ??

Any advice would be appreciated thanks
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Re: burm lying on its back

Postby Westley Price » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:33 pm

If it's a female she might be gravid. Right time of year.
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Re: burm lying on its back

Postby Brandz4 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:37 pm

It is a female, but she has not been anywhere near a male...
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Re: burm lying on its back

Postby rolandslf » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:14 am

Post a pic of her.
Was she ever with a male before?
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Re: burm lying on its back

Postby burmco4 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:27 pm

Is she eating? Are her eyes still looking normal ? If she can't get back up straight by herself I am sorry to I think its IBD..... :(
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Re: burm lying on its back

Postby Brandz4 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:59 pm

Nope, to my knowledge she has never been with a male before.. I've only had her for 3 months thought.

She is eating well still and by looking normal what do you mean ??
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Re: burm lying on its back

Postby Bushviper » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:13 pm

Pythons with IBD do not feed properly and if you watch them move the almost do back somersaults. I dont think your girl is sick. Some snakes will rest on their backs from time to time especially when burrowing under newspaper or other substrate. Take a picture next time she does it and post that.
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