Anyone know more or less orb pythons and their shedding customs?
i have a 1yr old ball python, and when she sheds, she sheds within little flakes, i dont think she should shed like that; but more like surrounded by one peice. any advice?
Try moistening the substrate with lukewarm marine. when you notice the animal is in shed, you should spray it daily to hold on to humidity up. If you are repeatedly having bad sheds with the snake, it could organize to long-term, more serious problems (like retained eye caps). Fix it now, or your animal will be in trouble.
Other than lack of humidity, there is one other reason why a shed may turn out close to that. Do you handle your snake at all after her eyes turn "cloudy"? I don't exactly remember, but I read something a while ago on a forum almost how the old skin loosens and a gell substance is released between the old and new layer of skin. Thus, the cloudy eyes. If you handle your snake from this time until she sheds, you are sticking the old skin back onto the topical skin, making it unable to come off in full pieces.
Just a thought.
When my globe python is having a bad shed, I have lots of strategies I use to gain it all off. I won't go into it adjectives now, but here's a link to forum post that I made a while ago
Give her a tip off 10-15 minute soaking period when she starts looking like that dull nearly to shed look. She should shed it all within 12 hours. You may want to give her things surrounded by her cage that are a abit rougher to rub against as well. peace.