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Old 08-18-17, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Shedding two times within a couple weeks?

My 2 y/o Mexican black king shed on July 27th last month, but it looks like his eyes are going milky and he's looking dull again like he's gonna shed... Would this be a normal thing?
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Old 08-19-17, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shedding two times within a couple weeks?

No, not really. Could have gotten scratched on some cage furniture and maybe is shedding to heal. Also can be a symptom of external parasites. I'd do a good once over to look for mites and such.
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Old 08-19-17, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm. Maybe, He seems to climb on his meters when I go to sleep lol. Ive
caught him a couple times then watched him fall off onto his plant, And god knows how many times that's happened without me noticing. So could just be an Injury,
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Old 08-19-17, 03:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Shedding two times within a couple weeks?

I wouldn't be concerned either - if this happens again then I'd investigate further but as a one off I don't think it's anything untoward.
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Re: Shedding two times within a couple weeks?

When I got my MBK it had some skin issues and was going into shed in a continuous cycle one after the other for 6-7 sheds in a row until it was healed again... Agree with jjhill, either some damage or parasitic nature, might not be too easy to catch parasites on a black snake.

Usually parasites can also be found due to the snake's behavior... snakes rub they heads into any surfaces up to the point they damage the scales (not the usual "why can't I pass through glass" behavior). And soaking in the water bowl is unusual for a kingsnake, so that might also be an indicator for a more personal investigation.
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Old 09-08-17, 10:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Shedding two times within a couple weeks?

hmm idk seems weird but idk if its harmful at all. maybe he didn't like his new skin, and got new new skin.
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