Reptiles and Amphibians Q&A 05

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The diet-related disorder steatitis occurs occasionally in captive reptiles, but probably does not occur in wild reptiles eating natural diets. Steatitis is a condition in which body fat becomes chronically inflamed and altered grossly and microscopically. This boa constrictor was fed an abnormal diet which led to its body fat becoming hard and yellow-orange.

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