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    Retained eye caps ?

    My snake just shedded and I wanted to double check if he still had retained eye caps or if everything is good with him.


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    check the shed, i do every time. As long as your husbandry is correct everything should be just fine.

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    Re: Retained eye caps ?

    The humidity has been 62-67 since the shed heís gotten all the skin off from head to tail. I assisted with some of it. He got the skin ripped open to about just below his head and after that I soaked him and used a damp towel to peel back the rest from there. It pretty much came off pretty easy and in one piece. I just did this about 10-15 minutes ago and his skin looks pretty nice Iím just not sure about the eyes they look pretty clear but I wasnít sure if I was suppose to take the eye caps off myself if he were to have them still on or if they would come off themselves.


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    Re: Retained eye caps ?

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    The humidity has been 62-67 since the shed heís gotten all the skin off from head to tail. I assisted with some of it. He got the skin ripped open to about just below his head and after that I soaked him and used a damp towel to peel back the rest from there. It pretty much came off pretty easy and in one piece. I just did this about 10-15 minutes ago and his skin looks pretty nice Iím just not sure about the eyes they look pretty clear but I wasnít sure if I was suppose to take the eye caps off myself if he were to have them still on or if they would come off themselves.


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    I would advise against you trying to remove them manually .. if the eyecaps are indeed retained they will prob come off with the next full shedding .

    You can always wrap up the snake on a wet / damp rough textured towel and let it slither around inside the towel ... applying very , very gentle pressure to the head / eye region


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