My boyfriend and I had a ball python and we loved him very much. He was only a couple years old. He was perfectly fine last night, but in the morning he was limp and one of his sides turned grey. I tried googling and googling, but nothing came up about why he was turning grey. He died and we are very upset and have no idea what went wrong. Please help.

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Hi there jxzzx and welcome to Pets.SE. There are many reasons why your ball python could have died. Here is a list of them:

Dehydration: Symptoms include Wrinkly Skin, Lack of appetite, constipation, Rapid weight Loss, and stuck shed around eyes, tail, and nose.

Low/High Cage temperature


and parasitism.

I am very sorry for your loss.

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