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Snakes with Fungal Infections

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There are many different types of fungi which can easily cause infections in snakes. Eye infections can be caused by fungi which is usually the result of a contaminated habitat. Standing water which has been left over a period of time is one of the most common causes. Skin infections in your snake can also be caused the same way.

If you suspect that your snake has an infection the first thing to do is clean and disinfect the enclosure completely. You will likely need a quarantine habitat to place yoru snake in while you are cleaning the other. Also, you should make sure that you are not using a substrate which encourages the growth of fungi or bacteria.

As with most snake diseases, fungal infections will require the attention of a veternarian. The veterinarian will usually prescribe antibiotics which can eliminate the fungal infection. Without antibiotics some infections can be hard or even impossible to remove completely.


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