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Bad Shed - Easy Solution

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Posted by: vegas_justin at Wed Feb 23 15:14:21 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vegas_justin ]  
   

Hello Guys,

I just wanted to let you know about a little problem we recently ran into with our Kenyan Sand Boa's and with the help of your posts and searching through the forums we got through it easier then we ever imagined.

Almost two weeks ago our father showed us that two of our three Kenyan Sand Boas were going into shed. They really were showing it as they were a dull greyish looking color. About 5 days later, one of them had a really nice, perfect shed. So we knew the other would shed anytime soon, since they started showing signs of going into shed at the same time.

Days when by and nothing. Before we knew it, another week went by and the snake still did not shed. Looking closer at her, she was flaking around the neck area so we knew she would shed soon, but another few days went by and still nothing. I tried to pick away the shed but that was not working very well either.

So what we ended up doing is taking a small glad container that has holes in it for air exchange. We use these smaller containers to feed our snakes in. We took three paper towels and folded each one up so that it fit in the container and misted them down so they were moist but not really soaking wet. We did that with the other two so we layers of damp paper towels in the container for the Kenyan to explore through.

We then placed the female Kenyan in the container and 3 hours later when we checked on her she was all done shedding and looked better then we have ever seen her look before. Nice bright oranges and dark dark blacks.

I just thought I was pass that info on. We are so happy we finally got her through her problematic shed. Our next step is to feed her tonight.

Justing


   

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