Eyelash Viper - Swollen mouth and pit.

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Re: Eyelash Viper - Swollen mouth and pit.

Postby Snakesitter » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:00 pm

He looks so much better! Glad it is going so well. I would go small on the first feed, just in case. Good luck!
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Re: Eyelash Viper - Swollen mouth and pit.

Postby Serpent » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:18 am

Thanks Westley!

There was no incision, the gunk was seeping out there on its own, he just helped squeeze it out. The vet says that he has had a case like this before with a gaboon viper, that had a stuck / unshedded fang that caused the venom gland infection. We looked for any on this little guy but found none.

I reckon it will take some TLC, a few months and a few sheds until its face looks normal again.
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Re: Eyelash Viper - Swollen mouth and pit.

Postby Serpent » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:20 am

Thanks Snakesitter! I shall feed him a few pinkies at first, he is still quite small and usually gets fed fuzzies. Weighs 15g.
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