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RE: shedding during brumation

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Posted by: Jlassiter at Fri Jan 13 14:06:38 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Jlassiter ]  
   

>>I have several thayeri in brumation but a female has had a bad shed. There are still pieces of shed attached. I am hesitant to remove it as it is really stressing the animal out. Any opinions on whether I should go ahead and warm her up? She's a month into cool. Thanks.

Is there a water bowl in her enclosure while she's in brumation?
Alot of mine are in the water bowls right now, soaking while in brumation.....
If it happened to one of my snakes I would soak her real good and peel it off and put her back in brumation....I see no harm in doing this without warming her up......
Explain what you mean by "it is really stressing the animal out."

Also.....A month may be a good enough brumation for a female, but probably not a male. If you want to breed her she may ovulate without a male around to fertilize the egg follicles.....

I take it you are brumating for breeding purposes not just because you think they need it.....or maybe she went off feed and you brumated her for that.....

I hope this helped....
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John Lassiter
Poor planning and procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part...


   

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