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RE: Taming and shedding

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Posted by: 7serpents at Thu Nov 4 21:09:45 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 7serpents ]  
   

Some of them take several months and a set routine before you can handle them without skittish behavior. I have always given mine three months before handling or outside of cage interaction with me. Especially WC plateds need acclimation time to captivity. Setup a cleaning, feeding, watering, and short in cage picking up/seting down handling routine of plated. This lets them know you are not going to eat or hurt them. Build a trusting routine. Then after three months start taking him/her out of cage for a few minutes, without other animals or people in the same room, to slowly establish handling and controlled roaming routine.
Shedding is always in small pieces at a time. As long as you have large water dish and/or humidity box in cage then don't worry about dry shed. But keep eye on feet and toes for adhering shed that maybe pinching area. Then you may have shedding problem that can easily be fixed by soaking him/her in a luke warm tub with "Shed EASE". Holding the plated in your hand while soaking gently use your other hand to rinse body, tail, & legs. It will be messy and expect squirming but the dry skin areas will come off. Never use tweezers to remove adhering shed this will damage new scale area.


   

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