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lonewolf1253 05-11-18 12:00 PM

Waiting for a shed
 
My 1 1/2 year old BCI has always shed like clockwork. Hey eyes go cloudy for about three days and then they clear up and she's always shed in 36 to 48 hours. Now it's been 4 days since her eyes cleared and still no shed. Husbandry is as always. I increase humidity to about 80% during the shed process. Never had a bad shed before. Looks like a big rolled up condom every time which I unravel to make sure everything is intact. It always has been.
Am I worrying to much and should just wait? Or should I get her out and do the soaking routine. I usually never bother her at all during this process and I'm hesitant to bother her now. I mist her cage with R/O water but just generally leave her alone.
Perhaps, I just worry too much. All my animals are like my kids and even "Crusher" is no exception. She's my baby. She's about 4 feet long. not sure of the weight. 2 1/2 pounds maybe? I feed her a medium thawed rat every 10 to 14 days.

Andy_G 05-11-18 08:45 PM

Re: Waiting for a shed
 
If husbandry is fine, when the time is right for him he will shed. It's really that simple.

craigafrechette 05-12-18 04:29 AM

Re: Waiting for a shed
 
I don't keep boas, but can't imagine they're much different than the other species I keep/have kept when it comes to shedding.

Basically, they shed when they're ready.
My King usually takes 8-9 days from cloudy, to blue, to clear to shed. His last shed took 13 days from start to finish, including 5 days clear before actually shedding.

I know it's kinda apples and oranges with the different species, but the concept remains the same.

I wouldn't sweat it.

Pedroo 05-12-18 09:48 AM

Re: Waiting for a shed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lonewolf1253 (Post 1036289)
My 1 1/2 year old BCI has always shed like clockwork. Hey eyes go cloudy for about three days and then they clear up and she's always shed in 36 to 48 hours. Now it's been 4 days since her eyes cleared and still no shed.

If her eyes got cloudy that means she is definitely going to shed. When boas get older the shed process takes a bit longer. My 2 years old male BCI sheds about 4 to 6 days after his eyes clear out. I did not count the days exactly but they are in that range. Maybe your boa has shed already by now, if not, she will shed tomorrow definitely


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