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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by ECLARK
    the original poster never said anything about putting the soaking snake in a heated cage.
    This you missed this part of the post good buddy.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlily
    Once the snake is secured in the container, place the whole setup back into the enclosure whether it's in a rack or tank. (I just happen to have a rack) Let soak 45 - 60 minutes.
    Christie even posted a picture of the soaking container in the tub in the rack.

    I thought the post was very well done and was excellent advice.

    ROCK ON Christie!!

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    Smile Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    I did not miss anything, EDITED FOR TWEAKING!
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Wysocki
    This you missed this part of the post good buddy.
    And I agree, good post!



    Christie even posted a picture of the soaking container in the tub in the rack.

    I thought the post was very well done and was excellent advice.

    ROCK ON Christie!!

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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    Thank you Adam.

    Quote Originally Posted by ECLARK
    I did not miss anything, EDITED FOR TWEAKING!
    That was NOT the tweaking that I added Ed. All pics were in the original post, and all tweaking had been done, by the time you posted.

    The only tweaking done was to add that soaking PRIOR to shedding can be deterimental. I also 'tweaked' my original one or two inches of water to 1/2 to 3/4 the 'height' of your snake.

    I am more than willing to tweak it again, if anyone sees anything else that could be added or clarified.
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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by ECLARK
    I did not miss anything, EDITED FOR TWEAKING!

    Yup, saw the edit and checked the time stamps before I posted ... your post was several hours after the last time Christie edited the thread ... sorry bud ... looks like you just missed it, no biggie ... happens to all of us!

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    I guess Im just gettin more stupid as I age.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Wysocki
    Yup, saw the edit and checked the time stamps before I posted ... your post was several hours after the last time Christie edited the thread ... sorry bud ... looks like you just missed it, no biggie ... happens to all of us!

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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    thanks for this tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlily
    I thought I would try and make a visual step by step guide for soaking, since this problem comes up quite frequently. It is possible to contribute to a bad shed by soaking prior to the actual shed. These steps should be taken after the shed has failed to come off. If the snake has not managed to complete it's shed after 24 hours, then it's okay to help it out.

    Step 1 - Start with a bad shed. They're really not a big deal, and happen to everyone. Just double check your husbandry that you are providing 50-60% humidity, and 70% during the shed cycle.



    Step 2 - Grab a container (mine is a shoebox sized rubbermaid) and fill the container with tepid (luke warm) water to 1/2 to 3/4 the "height" of your snake. You do NOT want the snake to have to swim constantly.



    I throw in a old wash cloth as well, and then use it later to help remove shed. This part is not necessary.



    Step 3 - Put snake in the container.



    Step 4 - Put lid on. (There are no holes in this container, and aren't necessary as the container is NOT air tight and we will only be leaving the snake in here for ONLY a hour - no more!) Once the snake is secured in the container, place the whole setup back into the enclosure whether it's in a rack or tank. (I just happen to have a rack) Let soak 45 - 60 minutes.



    Step 5 - After 60 minutes remove the container and snake. I use the washcloth, and let the snake slide through it to remove the shed. You can use whatever is handy.



    Step 6 - A happy, well shed snake. If you were not able to get all the shed off in this attempt. Wait 24 hours and try again until all shed is gone. (which should not take more than a couple attemtps)

    i look everywhere for the shed problem even the vets didnt help me as much as your post, thanks for sharing. steve

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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    I'm glad you found it helpful.
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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    I always soak Monty when his eyes get cloudy. Then when the skin gets really dry I soak him again and then peel it for him. I started doing this after he tried to shed on his own and ended up with scales that were dull from rubbing himself on his logs too hard.

    I am sure my humidity is not right but he doesn't seem to mind my peeling him.
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    Re: Bad shed? No problem.

    I would really recommend not soaking, while he's blue. It may be part of the reason that he can't get the shed off by himself. Just increase your humidity, or try adding a humid hide during shed as well.
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