commonly form on captive snakes. Primarily moist, dirty and
unkept living conditions will cause blisters to form on your
snake. The first sign of blisters is red or irritated areas
appear on the scales of the snake. As the condition progresses
fungi can begin to form which will can actually infect the
snake with other diseases.
If you think your snake is starting
to form blisters contact a veterinarian immediately. If treated
early enough this disease will not cause any long term harm
to your snake, however if left untreated this can cause very
serious complications due to infectious fungi. After you have
taken the snake to the veterinarian it is important to rectify
the situation in the snakes living quarters that caused the
blisters to form in the first case. Clean the cage entirely
and make sure that it is kept clean and most importantly dry.
There may also be objects in the
enclosure that irritate the skin of the snake as it rubs against
them. High levels of stress could also play a role in the
formation of blisters as snakes have a tendency to frantically
move around their cage when they feel frightened. During these
times they are not as careful as normal as to what they rub
If you take these steps you can
significantly reduce the risk of blisters forming on your
snake in the future.