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Pet snakes pile on the pounds due to diet and lack of space, says BVA

Obesity in snakes is a growing issue which has been attributed to over feeding and a lack of exercise, the president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has said.

Daniella Dos Santos said she has seen a large number of pet snakes with obesity issues whilst working as a small animal and exotics vet, and that this can be caused by a lack of space to exercise coupled with overfeeding.

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