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    No shed in almost 11 weeks!

    Hey all, I have a 480g male ball python that is under a year old. Temperature gradient of 88/90-78/80 and humidity is a constant 70%. He seems to have been hiding a lot the last couple of weeks and has refused his last two meals. He hasnít shed in 74 days and no going into blue yet! Why do you all think it is taking him so long to shed??

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    Re: No shed in almost 11 weeks!

    Snakes shed when they grow. How does your snake's weight compare to 74 days ago?

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    Re: No shed in almost 11 weeks!

    Was 287 grams 71 days ago. So he has grown a lot!

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    What are you feeding him? How often?

    Is it possible he has gone blue & has now gone "clear" & will shed soon? You realize, I assume, that snakes go back to "clear" (ie. look normal) shortly before they
    actually shed. How often have you checked in on him?

    (I was typing before your 2nd & informative post...)
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    Almost double the weight in a little over 2 months.
    Should be shedding any time now and probably full too.

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    Re: No shed in almost 11 weeks!

    I usually check on him every day or every other day. I havenít been handling him though lately because he has refused his last two meals.. I feed him rats that are 10-15% of his weight every 7 days. Itís possible he went blue and I didnít see it, but Iíd imagine heíll be shedding really soon! I do suppose that I thought that two weeks ago and he still hasnít though lol.

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    I guess you'll just have to grit your teeth & be patient... not much you can do but wait, lol.

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    That is a rather long time in between sheds.

    But...it is what it is

    I bet he will be shedding within days.
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    Re: No shed in almost 11 weeks!

    Thanks, thatís what Iím thinking, maybe Mr. Noodle is going for a record!

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