is a type of parasite, one that is highly recognizable. They
are found in the stool of snakes. When you suspect that your
snake may have some sort of a health problem you should always
check its stool. The stool of your pet snake can tell alot
about what health issues are affecting it.
The most common cause of Trichomoniasis
is from mice and rats. These rodents often carry parasites
that can damage your snake. This is also a reason why you
should never feed your snake wild caught rodents. When snakes
have Trichomoniasis, they also often suffer from a secondary
condition, like amebiasis or a bacterial disease. Only feed
your snake rodents that were specifically grown to be used
as feeder rodents.
|The best method of
treating parasites, and Trichomoniasis specifically,
is to take it to the veterinarian. They will administer an antibiotic,
which is fairly successful of ridding your snake of the parasite.
Be sure that you take action as soon as you suspect there may
be a problem because this will cause the least amount of long
term damage to your snake. It will also allow the snake to be
treated before its stress level builds up to a dangerous point.