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The Shedding Process

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  • 10-21-2011, 08:01 PM
    Bert Specht
    Re: The Shedding Process
    Thank you very much my first bp is going into his first shed and because of this article i understand what he is now going thru
  • 11-10-2011, 07:04 PM
    hut8822
    My ball is going into it`s first shed I just go him not to long ago.He has been hiding all the time and i was starting to worry, but this realy helped out. thanks
  • 12-05-2011, 10:48 AM
    arkansaspythons
    :gj: on photo's and videos takes all the guess work out for the begginers, but no more fun for the experienced getting to hear crazy post about someones snakes eyes or bodys having funny colors.... :(, lol :D
  • 12-06-2011, 05:14 AM
    AZ_Equine
    Re: The Shedding Process
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arkansaspythons View Post
    :gj: on photo's and videos takes all the guess work out for the begginers, but no more fun for the experienced getting to hear crazy post about someones snakes eyes or bodys having funny colors.... :(, lol :D

    There is no such thing as a "Stupid Question".

    Questions prevent many stupid mistakes
  • 12-06-2011, 12:19 PM
    dr del
    Re: The Shedding Process
    Plus,

    We still get the belly button posts to cheer us up. :D

    I personally love those. :wuv:


    dr del
  • 12-16-2011, 07:04 PM
    magicapple
    new to snakes:)
    Thank you soooooooooooo much. This is awesome i recently bought an almost full grown carpet python from an neighbor, previous to my purchase i knew nothing about snakes. When my snake changed color i thought it was dying...thanks to you I know it is just shedding:)

    Also I am having problems getting my snake to eat, I tried feeding it a full grown frozen but i did not thaw it properly and it regurgitated it, then i tried feeding it a live one but the rat bit it twice and the snake did not want it anymore. When it has finished its shed I will try to feed it another frozen(making sure it is properly thawed this time)...do you think a snake that is use to eating live rats can be switched to frozen?....if so do you have any tips on feeding finicky snakes?
  • 12-19-2011, 03:06 PM
    enchantress62
    Re: The Shedding Process
    It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn reading the stickies. To the OP, thank you. I have only had my bp for a month and it's my first. She has not shed yet, but I see some of the signs that she is entering the process. That is she has become irritable and hides constantly, skin dull, etc... Anyway, I have a couple of questions. Sorry if this has already been asked but I didn't have the time to read all 10 pgs of this post. First, does shedding cause them discomfort like itching, burning, pain, like sunburn symptoms? Second can a bad shed cause fatal problems?
  • 12-19-2011, 04:56 PM
    JLC
    Re: The Shedding Process
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by enchantress62 View Post
    First, does shedding cause them discomfort like itching, burning, pain, like sunburn symptoms? Second can a bad shed cause fatal problems?

    First of all...I don't think anyone could ever say. Snakes are notoriously close-lipped about such matters. :P

    Second...it's conceivable that multiple stuck sheds, encircling the body, left over a very long period of time might eventually cut off enough circulation to cause death. But I've never actually heard of that happening.
  • 12-20-2011, 10:50 PM
    tiffanyannevitale
    Re: The Shedding Process
    I pick my male ball python up and spray him to help him with the shedding process he has never tried to bite me
  • 12-20-2011, 10:54 PM
    tiffanyannevitale
    I've had him for about a year now and he's awesome but don't have a name that's fitting? Suggestions?
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