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    Help with ball python skin

    Hi!
    Recently I buyed a ball python. He seems fine but I noticed that he have a strange dead skin in the face. I'll will send you some photos. Should I worried about it? Some tips for resolve in case? Thanks for your answers.

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    You might try dampening the spot (mist or damp cloth) to see if the old skin easily comes off, but be very gentle about it & don't persist if it seems firmly stuck on.

    I suspect that he may have rubbed his head & underneath that bit of old shed that's stuck on is a scab that's still healing- if so, it should come off gradually with future sheds.

    If the old skin comes off & it's red, inflamed tissue underneath, I'd buy & apply some Vetericyn ointment (antiseptic made for snake use) to promote healing & fight infection.
    Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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