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    Is this shed or is he going to shed soon

    https://imgur.com/a/Kt0Gose Hey guys, so about a few days ago I noticed some i saw some white skin flakes on my snakes head his name is yoshi so i'm just wondering if he might be going into shed or something, i got him about a month ago and he was in shed, so maybe it's that time again, let me know what you guys think, thanks.
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    Young snakes can shed roughly once a month (it varies a lot though) so it's possible. Hard to tell exactly from this photo...as the owner, you're in the best
    position to compare his appearance now with how he looks after a shed. They can spend from days to a week+ clouding up (and when fully clouded, their
    eyes should look quite milky), then they gradually return to looking almost normal; we say they "go clear" because moisture is secreted between the old
    skin & their new skin, making the old skin fairly transparent & hard to see, until they actually shed the old skin off.

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    Re: Is this shed or is he going to shed soon

    Well he doesn't have any cloudiness in his eyes and his belly isn't really pink at all he just has this patch of little white skin on his head here's a close up of him https://imgur.com/a/WNWjeBB sorry if this is normal I just care so much about him and want him to be happy and healthy.

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    Oh, now I see what you're referring to...& no, that has nothing to do with a shed. I really can't tell you for sure what that is from a photo. Appears to be
    just a minor skin issue...see if it's still there after next shed (or if it's worse- ask a vet). Not an urgent issue.
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    Re: Is this shed or is he going to shed soon

    Looks like the very top layer of the new scales got lifted off during the shed - it's nothing to worry about and if you up the humidity slightly for the next shed it should resolve itself
    Derek

    7 adult Royals (2.5), 1.0 COS Pastel, 1.0 Enchi, 1.1 Lesser platty Royal python, 1.1 Black pastel Royal python, 0.1 Blue eyed leucistic ( Super lesser), 0.1 Piebald Royal python, 1.0 Sinaloan milk snake 1.0 crested gecko and 1 bad case of ETS. no wife, no surprise.

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