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I’m so glad you asked this! It’s a sad fact that many people aren’t as affectionate about snakes as they are about other animals. I think it comes down to an inability to empathise, or that some people are just terrified of snakes (like me).
This question is referring to this post which I put up a few
weeksmonths ago (this has been sitting in my ask box for a while). ‘Parlay’ was a coastal carpet python with a LOT of ticks. I did some research on the interwebs and found out what happened to poor Parlay.After someone found him in the wild they brought him to a veterinary clinic; he was anaesthetised and over 200 ticks were removed. After removing all of the ticks it was clear that his head was abnormally enlarged to about 3 times the normal size!!
The hospital ran blood tests and performed x-rays on his skull. These showed that his skull was fractured in 3 places! This provides an explanation for why there were so many ticks on him in the first place. Snakes are normally able to remove most ticks by rubbing them off…
The hospital decided to give Parlay a chance to recover, opting not to pursue euthanasia. Eventually after a number of weeks he ate!
Over the next few months, after regular easy-to-swallow feeds, Parlay began to make a recovery. He still had a few parasites hanging around - but with treatment these cleared up.
Eventually, 13 months after his hospitalisation, Parlay was released and will hopefully live a long, happy, tick-free, life.
All information from here.