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Old 10-09-2011, 03:03 AM
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Okay folks...

My snake shed today and POOPED like a dog! But is less than 24 inches still as I'm feeding small hoppers.

However, the shedding didn't go so well and I'm frustrated and wondering what I may be doing wrong. She/he did not shed well last time either. So I changes substrate from cypress mulch to repti-bark to give it more substance to crawl up to shed easier.

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In a 20 gallon I beleive (24 inchs wide, 12 inches wide and 19 inches deep). I have both an UTH and basking light (blue bulb 100w) which puts the hot side at 90 degrees. The cool side is 70 degrees so pretty much a good condition I think.

But I'm not sure if she/he is not shedding well for something else?

What should I do next? I did feed and she/he ate. Then I moved to a soaking tank for a bit before I will move to her enclosure for the evening.

Maybe I am doing this wrong but I'm conserned of not having a complete shed and not sure what to do....
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:37 AM
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One other question here...

where do you normally put the water dish? Warm side or cool side? Or in the middle?
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:52 PM
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I normally put my water dish in the middle. If you put it directly on the heat, it dries out so fast ...

Try spraying her enclosure every day when you notice her going into the blue and until she sheds. See if that helps.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:00 AM
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I do that Snuffels, regularly, not just during shed. I live high and dry in the Rockies.

It seems to be a section in the mid-body where the problem is. I'm looking into a different hide as I think this one is a bit too smooth to rub against.

Snake is very active when I handle her/him. Which is a good sign. Very active before feeding and enjoys being out and on me. As many of you find your own pets, cling to you when you tell them it's time to go back.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:23 AM
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I know...it makes you feel sad. You want to hold them longer...Lucy has issues shedding every once in awhile, too. I will just give her a warm soak and help work at it; she seems okay with that. It can get frustrating, though.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:10 AM
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There are products you can buy to help them shed easier. You just put it in their bath water
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