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Old 11-11-03, 03:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Ontario Canada
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I assume you mean snakes.
I pop "evert is the proper term" babies sometimes the day they are born, however it works better after they solid up a bit, preferably after a couple weeks or after the first shed.
Neonate are often pretty soft and rubbery, and it can be difficult to get them to overt, it's therefore more likely to make an error.

With experience and technique snakes can be popped almost to maturity with some species. It depends on size. I have popped adult colubrids and Ball Pythons but most people use the eversion techniquie only on immature specimens.
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