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    Re: BP Wont Shed

    Quote Originally Posted by kidEvoX View Post
    As we suspected...this snake CANNOT shed on his own...he needs help & patience on your part...soak with shallow luke-warm water (a small towel at the bottom will help, both with traction & something he can rub against). Don't leave him like this, poor
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    It's not that he "won't shed"...it's that he can't. Not by himself, without a lot of help.
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    Re: BP Wont Shed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    As we suspected...this snake CANNOT shed on his own...he needs help & patience on your part...soak with shallow luke-warm water (a small towel at the bottom will help, both with traction & something he can rub against). Don't leave him like this, poor
    I removed his shed now why did this happen? How can i prevent it from happening again ?

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    Re: BP Wont Shed

    Quote Originally Posted by kidEvoX View Post
    I removed his shed now why did this happen? How can i prevent it from happening again ?
    So that photo isn't of him currently? (if so, I'm glad)

    As for why this happens, it's likely a combination of factors, & you need consider all of them, & fix anything that needs fixing.

    -cage humidity not adequate and/or drinking water unavailable; enclosure over-heated (snake cannot avoid the high temperatures- what is your temp. range, hi & low?)

    -feeding while in shed cycle (digestion requires good hydration...so does shedding...some snakes do not "multi-task" very well, so it's best NOT to feed them if in shed cycle)

    -poor overall health (how long have you had this snake? it may be from previously poor care, poor nutrition)

    -parasites (internal, ie. "worms", or external, ie. mites) all steal nutrition & water from a snake's body, leaving them with poor growth & trouble shedding (check for mites, get his stool tested)
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    Re: BP Wont Shed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    So that photo isn't of him currently? (if so, I'm glad)

    As for why this happens, it's likely a combination of factors, & you need consider all of them, & fix anything that needs fixing.

    -cage humidity not adequate and/or drinking water unavailable; enclosure over-heated (snake cannot avoid the high temperatures- what is your temp. range, hi & low?)

    -feeding while in shed cycle (digestion requires good hydration...so does shedding...some snakes do not "multi-task" very well, so it's best NOT to feed them if in shed cycle)

    -poor overall health (how long have you had this snake? it may be from previously poor care, poor nutrition)

    -parasites (internal, ie. "worms", or external, ie. mites) all steal nutrition & water from a snake's body, leaving them with poor growth & trouble shedding (check for mites, get his stool tested)
    yeah it’s probably the 3rd one ive had him for like 2 months now but that was his first shed with me... shortly after taking that picture i got to work and removed his shed
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    Re: BP Wont Shed

    Quote Originally Posted by kidEvoX View Post
    yeah itís probably the 3rd one ive had him for like 2 months now but that was his first shed with me
    You should get his stool checked first chance you get. He might need de-wormed, that would make a huge difference, not just in his sheds, but his survival.
    I trust you've looked closely & made SURE he has no mites?
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    Re: BP Wont Shed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    You should get his stool checked first chance you get. He might need de-wormed, that would make a huge difference, not just in his sheds, but his survival.
    I trust you've looked closely & made SURE he has no mites?
    Yeah forsure no mites. Previous owner wasnt terrible but he wasnt giving him the attention he needed... he fed him fuzzies and once a month when i got him he started downing hoppers once a week but heís been off feed for a month due to this shed

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