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Nyrkorey 09-25-2021 04:43 PM

Cornsnake shed question
So new snake owner and he went through his first shed about 1.5 weeks ago, everything came off fine, like his head , eyes, most his body. But some of his belly looks like he is having a hard time shedding. What could I do to help him? His humidity the guage says its around 40%.. what can I do? Spray him with water maybe or what do people suggest. Thinking maybe of getting a little container put wet moss in it and close it and maybe he would go in?

hypnoctopus 09-25-2021 05:16 PM

Can you post a picture? It would be very unusual for the belly to have stuck shed. But anyway, you can moisten a wash cloth or paper towel and hold him with it. While he slithers through it, apply gentle pressure to help the shed come loose.

Nyrkorey 09-25-2021 06:42 PM

I'll try and get one tomorrow, its not so much his belly i may of mis said that wrong, its his like sides, its not alot it looks like but its been there longer then everything else fell off, his belly is fine, its his sides. I just fed him so ill have to wait 2 days or so to do the paper towel idea

hypnoctopus 09-25-2021 08:02 PM

Okay, yeah, let him digest before you mess with him! The sides makes more sense, sometimes a bit of shed doesn't come off. In the future, if it happens again, help him get it off right away. I can't imagine it's very comfortable to have pieces of stuck shed on you for an extended time.

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