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    Eye Cap or not?


    Hi Guys

    so I need some help. Not sure if this is a retained eye cap or not.I did soak a few times ,handled with a damp towel, used wet earbud to try and wipe it off. So now I starting to wonder of its really an eye cap? Donít want to mess too much with her without being sure its actually a retained eye cap.

    Hope you guys can help.

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    got pic?
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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    sorry first post.LOL


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    lets try again


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    Re: Eye Cap or not?

    Looks like it is to me, could also be from a poor shed. Don't force it off, it doesn't look totally ready to come off, just raise her humidity a bit and let her be!

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    Re: Eye Cap or not?

    Thanks

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    Low humidity

    Just raise humidity overall and it shouldn't happen again.

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    Dehydration! Raise the humidity & don't try to force off any eye-caps. It can take a long time for sunken eye-caps to regain their proper convex form, & once damaged
    this way, some never do. Stick with it.

    IF there are any stuck eye-caps layered on (& I cannot be sure there is) it's safer to let an experienced herp vet take a look at it- it's a very delicate procedure to remove
    them IF needed, & many owners have accidentally done far worse permanent damage to their snake's eyes when trying to fix this on their own. But first, raise humidity
    & be patient.
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    Re: Eye Cap or not?

    Looks like it. Try wiping gently with damp paper towl. If it doesn't come off just try again later.

    Sean

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    Eye Cap or not?

    As above post or even let it slither around inside a very , very damp rough textured towel for as long as you can - you can feel itís head so apply very , very gentle pressure in that area and any eye caps will generally just come off safely.
    If it fails try again the next day .

    Oh and when the head pops out of the towel just recover it with the excess towel ..

    This method works great for stubborn skin as well - it actually works best AFTER a short soak but itís not always required .




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    Last edited by Zincubus; 08-04-2020 at 06:07 AM.




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