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    Vitamin e oil

    I have vitamin e oil 80,000 iu Iím still researching it for ziggy my question is with it being this high is it safe to use it on him


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    I think if you take the water dish out for a bit it should be okay?
    My concern with using it would be if the vitamin e leeched into his water supply. If I was to rub some on, I would probably take the water dish out for a few hours, then use a damp washcloth to remove excess oil from my snake before putting the water dish back.

    Concerns for safety aside now....
    Is this something for an injury or shedding aid?
    I think the only time I considered using it is when I had a badly scarred rescue with difficulty shedding over the scar tissue. In most normal cases where there's no healing injury, vitamin E is completely unnecessary. Most shedding issues can be corrected with better monitoring and extra humidity in a hide when coming to the end of the shed cycle. If your snake is routinely having some skin issue, that sounds more like some sort of metabolizing issue the vitamin E oil won't help or improper husbandry.
    I honestly don't know how well a ball python can tolerate that high of a dose, so it isn't something to take lightly on an otherwise healthy snake.

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    Re: Vitamin e oil

    Shedding purposes I just got it for my injury And thought it may help with his shead issues specially stuck cap I refuse to put it on him until I have more info especially that level


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    Re: Vitamin e oil

    Heís healthy I try to keep a close eye on the humidity trying to keep it at 80% when shedding


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    I know some people do recommend it for shedding, but with a human dose like that again, I don't know what a Beep can tolerate. I'd probably err on the side of caution then and maybe for the stuck eyecap you can dab a little carefully with a paper towel or tissue (so not to drip it near his mouth) and hold him a bit before carefully wiping away the excess.
    For any other shedding issue I would probably just do a warm soak and not risk it.
    Last edited by Armiyana; 06-21-2022 at 11:05 PM.

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