i just got a red tail boa it was fine when i first got it. he has shed once and ate twice, one fuzzy and one hopper live, now he won't eat and has his mouth open all the time and wheases sometimes. along with wrinkled skin and blank cloudy eyes, not cloudy like when he shed. he is in a 40 gallon tank with a screen top, with a heating pad on the bottom and aspen bedding. in the tank is a ruff tree to use for shedding, and a hollow bottom to hide in, a smooth tree just to climb on, a large water bowl, and a box away from the heat to hide in. please help first time snake owner let me know what to do if he is sick or if i'm doing something wrong.
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