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    My ball python shedding

    So my girl was going into shed about 2 weeks ago, and its never taken this long. I noticed the signs, so i left her alone and just misted and checked up on her daily. Then we came back home after xmas and she was still in shed, i was a bit surprised. Its been about another week, and she hasnt come out of blue but i can see a bit of like crickled snake shed skin on her nose. And now my question. Is almost 2 weeks too long? shes never been in shed this long. Im not worried but just want to know, because she hasntt taken longer than a week or so- shes still in blue-like grey blue that goes away- but her color is normal-almost like shes not in shed,. Its pretty wierd- Thanks

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    When did she eat last? & how much?
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    well i dont like feeding her during shed..so maybe 2 and a half weeks ago or so

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    2 mice biggish

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    Re: My ball python shedding

    Quote Originally Posted by DatBoiAJ_ View Post
    well i dont like feeding her during shed..so maybe 2 and a half weeks ago or so

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    2 mice biggish
    Okay, that's my point- you said she's been "in shed for about 2 weeks"- so really, you just fed her a fairly big meal shortly before she clouded up in this shed cycle- & THAT's why it's taking so long for her to get the shed done.

    Digesting a meal requires good hydration (ie. uses water from the snake's body) and so does shedding -they secrete some fluid between the old & new layers of skin that helps the old skin peel off, & that's why snake sheds feel damp when they're freshly shed.

    So your snake is trying to do 2 things at once- both functions take time & good hydration- that hefty meal is making her shed cycle take longer. Keep her humidity up, & HOPE she doesn't get stuck with the old skin, or regurgitate (as sometimes happens- but not usually).
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    so-two mice is a big meal? shes about 1000 grams so id think it was a bit small-but your scenario of the shed/food makes sense. ill keep humidity up-thanks boger

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    so good news, shes come out blue and her colors are coming back a bit so she is moving through it. Ill update if anything else happens

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    Re: My ball python shedding

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    so good news, shes come out blue and her colors are coming back a bit so she is moving through it. Ill update if anything else happens
    AKA "gone clear" & about to actually shed...
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    yeah i know

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    ok she finalllly shed lol

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