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1st shed gone bad???

CandyCorn
10-14-2005, 11:33 AM
It's time for Phoebes 1st shed...I awoke this morning to her skin in pieces just behing her head. I tried to catch her to help with a wet warm washcloth, but she was extra energetic and I gave up. I did not want to stress her out, she has a lot of work ahead of her today. My question is...Can she just do it on her own w/o me? I have to work 12 hours today, and she will be on her own. Should I come home for lunch and check on her or can she go 12 hours till I get home? How long does it take? And what happens if her shed is messed up or incomplete?? I misted real good and left the wet wash cloth in the hot area of her home. She is on her pine cone right now, loving on it:)
I'll check back before lunch for replies. Being a first time snake owner is stressful mama work:)
Judy

Roy Munson
10-14-2005, 12:42 PM
It's time for Phoebes 1st shed...I awoke this morning to her skin in pieces just behing her head. I tried to catch her to help with a wet warm washcloth, but she was extra energetic and I gave up. I did not want to stress her out, she has a lot of work ahead of her today. My question is...Can she just do it on her own w/o me? I have to work 12 hours today, and she will be on her own. Should I come home for lunch and check on her or can she go 12 hours till I get home? How long does it take? And what happens if her shed is messed up or incomplete?? I misted real good and left the wet wash cloth in the hot area of her home. She is on her pine cone right now, loving on it:)
I'll check back before lunch for replies. Being a first time snake owner is stressful mama work:)
Judy

She'll be all right until you get home. Who knows, she could finish up the shed by then.

CandyCorn
10-14-2005, 12:44 PM
NEVERMIND...While I was on here and writting that first post, Phoebe was slizzzzering back to her hide in her beautiful new skin. I went to check on her after posting and all I saw was her pretty little body slidding into her hide with her old shed laying in two pieces under her pinecone. By the way, it is a very old pinecone,no stickers and cleaned very well. I feel so stupid...my little girl is fine and she taught me a lesson, Mom needs to back off:)
Thanks anyway, still glad you were here forum.

Mom of a very pretty little girl:)
Pie, I'll get the new photos of her belly and new skin this weekend after she is back to normal:)