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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Yeah , the next shed could take everything off .. no guarantee but it does certainly happen ... providing your humidity is high enough throughout the shedding process .


    Let us know when it goes in shed again or when itís in shed .


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    Only just seeing now that thereís a stuck eye there with what looks like a very small 'dent' as well. Will it come off in his next shed???


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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by MuicyJelon View Post
    Only just seeing now that thereís a stuck eye there with what looks like a very small 'dent' as well. Will it come off in his next shed???


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    Again ... it may well do but thereís no guarantee.

    If it IS a retained eye cap ...
    One thing to try is to get a big , very damp , rough textured towel and wrap it inside the towel .. then whilst itís wriggling around inside just apply very , very gentle pressure on the head / eye region and after a while the retained eye cap comes off gently onto the towel .
    It works even better after a short soak but never leave a snake alone when itís soaking ..


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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    A reason this might be happening is if you don't have a good humidity box, you don't need anything special, just a plastic small container with a hole in the lid or side, inside put wet moss, and place the box on the warm side of the thing you keep your snake in (or the cold side I don't remember!) if you would like to, spray water (not to much) into the humidity box. you can help your snake shed, but only if it has already started! if you are still having problems, you can soak your snake in a container with a bit of water, if it isn't a snake that is meant for swimming make sure you hold it has something to feel secure, make sure the head of your snake isn't being held underwater because it could drown!

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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Did you try soaking it for around 30 minutes in a 2 to 3 inches of water ?

    Then wrap it up in a very damp , roughtextured bath towel and you just let it slither around whilst applying very gentle pressure .. this normally results in the skin coming off painlessly.


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    Just tried this method for the 2nd time in 3 years (although different snake) and it worked like a charm. My humidity has been taking a beating ever since the heat as come on in the basement and my BPs shed snuck up on me. Soaked him in water for 30 minutes and ran him a couple times through a towel and it came right off! Thank you!
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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by ckuhn003 View Post
    Just tried this method for the 2nd time in 3 years (although different snake) and it worked like a charm. My humidity has been taking a beating ever since the heat as come on in the basement and my BPs shed snuck up on me. Soaked him in water for 30 minutes and ran him a couple times through a towel and it came right off! Thank you!
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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by ckuhn003 View Post
    Just tried this method for the 2nd time in 3 years (although different snake) and it worked like a charm. My humidity has been taking a beating ever since the heat as come on in the basement and my BPs shed snuck up on me. Soaked him in water for 30 minutes and ran him a couple times through a towel and it came right off! Thank you!
    FYI, I have an elderly corn snake (21 years) that usually has poor sheds now (his appetite isn't what it used to be either). It's typical now that he needs a soak + my help to shed. Sometimes it's just part of being a snarent.
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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    FYI, I have an elderly corn snake (21 years) that usually has poor sheds now (his appetite isn't what it used to be either). It's typical now that he needs a soak + my help to shed. Sometimes it's just part of being a snarent.
    Heís had another shed that I didnít even notice. Good shed everything came off including the eye caps. Hopefully thatís the end of that or could they still be there?


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    Re: Bad shed. Flaky & coming off in bits.

    Quote Originally Posted by MuicyJelon View Post
    Heís had another shed that I didnít even notice. Good shed everything came off including the eye caps. Hopefully thatís the end of that or could they still be there?


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