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slight 06-28-2011 12:44 AM

How often do Boas and ball pythons shed?
 
I know this is a basic question... but I'm just curious... :)

frankywdmn 06-28-2011 06:25 AM

It depends on whether they are growing a lot. Usually every 1-3 months though.

slight 06-28-2011 10:58 AM

Is it bad if they shed more often than that?

lovesnuffles 06-28-2011 12:54 PM

It's not BAD ... But it could indicate some problems, like they're trying to heal scars or they have mites or something.

WiccanWolf88 06-28-2011 06:27 PM

Lucy sheds about every three months or so.

DennyS 06-29-2011 06:45 PM

As a baby the shed monthly or every 5 weeks because they grow so quickly as a baby. After about 6 months the slow down PROVIDED YOU ARE NOT OVER FEEDING!! You should only feed once every 7-10 days and never too large a meal (larger than the snake). It is actually better to feed two meals slightly smaller than the snake that too big a meal.
Another reason for too often a shed is mites... do you have multiple black spots on your snake and or substrate... a good way to check is to use several sheets of WHITE paper towel, wet it and wipe down your snake... if you see what looks like pepper... you have mites. Whats worse...so will every snake you own!!

slight 06-30-2011 10:16 AM

she doesn't have mites.. lol she's still less than a year old.. and i think she shed like this past sat... ill let you know the next time she does :) thanks for the info guys :P

Haggardphunk 07-11-2011 03:46 AM

i just picked up my boa about 5 minutes ago and his eyes are blue. Set him right back down and double checked humidity levels in his cage. Hope he sheds with as little frustration as possible

DennyS 07-15-2011 02:21 AM

Spray or mist him for the next couple of days. They need extra humidity to help shed.

NASAAN101 07-27-2011 01:36 PM

Guys,
My female Ball Python is in Shed, and when i mist her, she get into a tighter ball, Dose anyone know why they do that??? I misted her when i first get up at 8am when i go down to get my step-dad food, then when i get up at noon and then 6pm and then before i go to bed at night!!!
Nikki


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