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    Bit of a weird question

    Hi so abit of a weird one Ive never had bad shedding problems in my snakes always nice all in one sheds I got a bamboo cinnamon calico girl shes absolutely beautiful however her first shed with me was horrific all in bits her humidity was 70% both sides I then upped it to 90% when I saw she was in blue can it be genetics? Do some morphs have bad sheds? Is this a thing?


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    No, nothing to do with morphs. Individual health issues (including parasites, internal or external) can influence sheds, as can inadequate hydration & humidity levels, & also having a recent meal* can cause a terrible shed.

    *Digestion takes up the body's extra water, which is also needed when shedding- a healthy snake actually secretes moisture between the old & new skin layers just prior to shedding, unless they are dehydrated- then they can't do that, & they end up with a stuck shed. That's why it's best to avoid feeding when you see that a snake is coming into a shed.
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    Re: Bit of a weird question

    Your humidity is good so I think it just happens sometimes. I have a bullsnake whos kept in great conditions but hell still have a bad shed occasionally. I have no idea why.
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    Re: Bit of a weird question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    No, nothing to do with morphs. Individual health issues (including parasites, internal or external) can influence sheds, as can inadequate hydration & humidity levels, & also having a recent meal* can cause a terrible shed.

    *Digestion takes up the body's extra water, which is also needed when shedding- a healthy snake actually secretes moisture between the old & new skin layers just prior to shedding, unless they are dehydrated- then they can't do that, & they end up with a stuck shed. That's why it's best to avoid feeding when you see that a snake is coming into a shed.
    She did have a meal before hand but with me not having her that long I didnt even know she was due a shed next time shes due ill
    Not feed her and see


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    Re: Bit of a weird question

    Quote Originally Posted by EL-Ziggy View Post
    Your humidity is good so I think it just happens sometimes. I have a bullsnake whos kept in great conditions but hell still have a bad shed occasionally. I have no idea why.
    Its strange isnt it their must be some sort of reason why behind it I was thinking about getting arcadias shed support and trying that with her as Im thinking it could be a lack of something


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    A bad shed for a snake new to your ownership might have more to do with the husbandry of the snake with the previous owner than anything you are doing.

    Give this girl another shed cycle or two to settle in with your good husbandry and that may fix the issue.
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