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    Dehydrated BP: HELP

    My ball python stills has some stuck shed on her around her neck. I gave her a ball but she doesnít like being touched around her neck. I tried to feed her and she didnít take the rat. Sheís about 3ft 1600 grams or so and the shed around her neck makes it look like wrinkles. I donít know what to do. I donít know how to add pictures but if I do jill add it to this thread. Thank you.

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    First thing to do...... RELAX! A little stuck shed is no big deal.

    Correcting the issue with proper humidity is what you need moving forward. Telling us more about your enclosure may help.

    My suggestion would be to place damp moss in the hides. Very simply trick I've used with great success.
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    Re: Dehydrated BP: HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by rp8120 View Post
    My ball python stills has some stuck shed on her around her neck. I gave her a ball but she doesn’t like being touched around her neck. I tried to feed her and she didn’t take the rat. She’s about 3ft 1600 grams or so and the shed around her neck makes it look like wrinkles. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to add pictures but if I do jill add it to this thread. Thank you.
    You gave her "a ball"? You meant to say a bath?
    What I'd do is to put her in a damp* pillow case for a while, secured so she can't leave it. (*Dunk the pillow case in warmish water (not cold) & wring it out, so it's fully saturated but not a swamp.)

    Put your snake-in-a-damp-pillowcase into a ventilated plastic "critter cottage" & put that in her enclosure- midway between warm & cool sides. Wait for at least an hour- maybe 2- before taking her out- the stuck skin should either be off or easily removed by you- gently! And put everything back to normal. Wait a week before you offer food again- she'll likely eat just fine.

    (How long have you had her???)

    And fyi- just because a snake is sensitive about some areas never stops me from GENTLY touching & doing what's necessary. If you can manage some empathy, your snake will sense they're really in no danger, & despite her reluctance, she's unlikely to actually bite you for helping her. Mine never do, anyway.

    And for posting pictures: https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...-Post-Pictures

    Last edited by Bogertophis; 05-13-2021 at 10:51 PM.
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    Re: Dehydrated BP: HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by rp8120 View Post
    My ball python stills has some stuck shed on her around her neck. I gave her a ball but she doesnít like being touched around her neck. I tried to feed her and she didnít take the rat. Sheís about 3ft 1600 grams or so and the shed around her neck makes it look like wrinkles. I donít know what to do. I donít know how to add pictures but if I do jill add it to this thread. Thank you.
    Hi

    A bit of stuck shed is easy to sort ..

    Get a really damp ( snake temp ) rough textured towel and wrap the snake in it .. just let it slither and slide around in the towel for as long as you can .. you can apply very gentle pressure to the neck region when you feel it slithering around .
    When itís head pops out just cover it again with the excess towel and carry on .

    99% of the time any stubborn skin will come off onto the towel .. just repeat the next day if thatís the case ..



    This method also works well with retained eye-caps and stuck skin at the tail-end


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