Thread: Shedding prob.
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Old 01-13-04, 07:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree with Tim and Ashley, leaving your snake overnight in a rubbermaid with wet papertowels or a bath towel is the msot effective, stress-free way to remove a stuck shed

Originally posted by mykee
I would leave it alone and it should come off during the next shed.
It depends on where the skin is, in most cases it's fine to leave it til the next shed, but if it is around the tail it can be a potential hazard, especially in young, rapidly growing snakes. It can cut off circulation to the tail, and if neglected, may cause the tail to become necrotic.
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