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Old 06-29-2011, 06:45 PM
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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!!
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