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Old 10-07-2011, 06:20 PM
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What's the average length of a baby boa's shed cycle? The eyes started to get white and all on Monday evening and cleared up a bit Wednesday evening. I thought I would have a shed by now but I don't.

I have been spraying the snake directly to help with the shed as well as the tank. Humidity is at 70% which is good for this.

So just somewhat confused...
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:52 PM
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It can take up to a week after the eyes clear up for them to shed .... But the eyes were white? :S Or blue?
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:27 AM
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Yeah, once the eyes clear after being in blue, Lucy can take up to about a week before I see any progress.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:48 PM
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Yup, my son says the eyes are white or milkiy. I've never seen blue from either of my snakes. I have read it can be either white or blue...*srugs*

He/she starting to peel so it might take anothe rday or two. Today is her feeding day but I don't know if I should fee dor wait til the shed is complete? Hmm...

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:12 PM
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I've never seen a snake's eyes turn white o.O Only blue

People say you shouldn't feed them during a shed, but I always do anyways
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:24 AM
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Lucy was ready to shed the last time I fed her; she seemed to do just fine. Took her a bit longer to strike, though. I have had her eyes go "white" (milky) before.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:13 AM
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All 3 of my boas fall into the milky/white/grey eye category before a shed. I feed during sheds and have yet to have any meal rejected. Remember just like humans all peel differently after a sun burn, each snake is different. Sometimes Castro comes off in a perfect whole skin and occasionally he looks like he went through a cheese gratter.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:59 PM
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Okay Greg, you made my day and made me laugh.

I feel better now.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:51 AM
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What do you know?! It was 2 weeks ago or so that she shed and now her eyes are bluish in color! I didn't pick up on it (okay I didn't see it, my son did as I'm legally blind) and today is feed day so I didn't check much of it. I held her this morning with no fuss and my wife didn't say anything to me on the eyes. But tonight, saw the eyes from my son pointing them out. By then, her prey was ready for her. She must be growing or something here. When her eyes clear up I'll be sure to put her in a soak a few times and of course spray her down. I maintain her humidity at 70% as much as possible.

This may also explain why she hasn't defeciated yet. But then last time, she shed, she had a big ol' pile!
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:03 AM
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She just downed her dinner. So I won't be worried. I had a warm bottom for her (put my electric heat pad under the bin where I feed her) and she took it within 10 minutes! So down with the feed cycle, get her soaked by spraying water on her and then put her back soon.
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