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Old 01-01-23, 02:03 AM   #1
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Odd Bent Scales

Hello!
My snake has a ventral scale that has somehow been bent underneath itself towards the skin. It is not irritated and I didn't notice any issues with her last few sheds. But I'm a worried it might be uncomfortable (like an ingrown toenail vibe). Or that there is potential for dirt buildup due to the scale being slightly raised.
Has anyone else experienced this? I haven't heard anyone else talk about this and I'd like a better grasp of the situation before I do anything..
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Old 01-01-23, 11:39 PM   #2
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Re: Odd Bent Scales

How long has the scale been like that? I've had snakes with out-of-place scales for short periods of time but not usually for multiple sheds.
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Old 01-04-23, 01:52 AM   #3
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I think it's been a while- only the very tip of the scale is bent so it was hard to spot
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Old 01-06-23, 09:12 PM   #4
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I would keep an eye on it and make sure that it doesn't show signs of irritation like pinkness or swelling. I imagine that as long as you keep humidity appropriately high during sheds then it should resolve itself.
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Old 01-07-23, 05:50 PM   #5
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Thank you!
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