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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Shedding trouble with Milksnake

I aquired my milksnake four days ago and it had just started to shed and it is still shedding today. The humidity inside the cage is 55% and the temperature is 85 at the warm end and 78 at the cool The water dish i have provided is plenty large enough for it to get into it and ive been misting the cage every afternoon. Is there anything im doing wrong or should i do something else any advice would be nice.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 01:43 AM
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Shedding trouble can be caused by he snake having mites. Do you think that is possible? Usually if they have mites they spend a lot of time in the water bowl bathing and the don't really like to eat much either.

I think you are fine though. If it has only been 4 days, snakes sometimes take up to a week or week and a half to shed the skin. If the shedding is only coming off in pieces then you can try to wrap the snake in a towel and try to massage the skin off. For now I would leave it, you seen alright.


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you can dampen a paper towel put it in a pillow case put the pillow case knotted with snake inside back into the cage.

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A humid hide is benificial to snakes. Any small enclosure hide or container (with an opening) can be converted by placing moist paper towel or moss.





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I agree with canadiancritter, a humid hide would definitely help. While you shouldn't worry too much just yet (sometimes a snake's first shed doesn't go as well), make sure that pieces aren't getting stuck. Did he get the eye caps off?

My ball python had a couple pieces stuck after her first shed. I put a damp towel in her tank and she used it to rub off the remaining pieces. So that's another option.




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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yes he did get the Eye caps off. Im also raising the humidity of his cage by misting more often.
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