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Retained scales behind head?

10-09-2005, 11:10 PM
One of my hatchlings shed last night and it looks like a very small patch just behind his head didn't come off. I tried the damp paper towel technique, but it's so close to his head that he starts to freak out. Is there anything I should/can try (like soaking)? Or will it not be a big deal? :shrugs:


Bobo's Mama
10-10-2005, 12:52 AM
My amel had a shed like that once. I just left the scales alone and they came off with the next shed. I don't think they will be a problem because they aren't constricting anything like compared to a tail tip, for example. You will simply have a hatchling with what looks like a cowlick :grin01: till the next shed. I think its kind of cute. You should post some pictures of your new little Alfalfa corn! (Alfalfa: a character from a REALLY old kids show that had a cowlick)