Thread: Shed Help
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Old 04-14-21, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shed Help

First, small pieces of stuck shed are not harmful unless they completely encircle a body part. Little flakes, or eye caps, will come off with the next good shed.

If the skin encircles the body then it can cut off circulation and cause serious issues. In this case, provide a humid hide until the skin is shed. Also, soak the snake in lukewarm water for about 15-20 minutes at a time, releasing it in the cage to remove the skin itself. For a soaking container I use plastic tubs, with air holes poked in the lids, that are about 1/4 to 1/2 full (depending on size of the snake). Note: Snakes can drown, so keep an eye on the snake during the soaking period.

Adding a humid hide either permanently or for a week every month should help with future sheds.
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