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      So every time my girl sheds she leaves behind a ball of shed. Her humidity has been between 70 and 80% (just for the shed cycle. Normally. It's 50-60%.)

      Is this normal for some boas?

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      Yes, normal. Some snakes slink around their cage, leaving their skin draped on whatever furnishings they have, while others are content to shed by rubbing against their own coils (often in a hide box), so
      they can gift you with a ball of snake skin. I have snakes in both 'camps', fyi. Boas seem to be more prone to rolling their clothes than colubrids, perhaps because the latter are just more active? My rosy
      boas often leave what looks like a rolled ski cap, with the skin from the tail tip appearing as a tassel. Very tidy of them.
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      Most of my boas especially my older ones leave near perfect rolls too. easier enough to unroll if you want to stretch them back out


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      Quote Originally Posted by Richyboa72 View Post
      Most of my boas especially my older ones leave near perfect rolls too. easier enough to unroll if you want to stretch them back out


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      Yeah, if you want to save the sheds for "show & tell", the shed-balls retain moisture longer & often can be carefully un-rolled. Once I unroll them, I blow some air into the mouth end to help straighten them
      out the rest of the way, then lay them on top of the cage to dry flat. When it's a large snake, the sheds are really impressive this way, & not only to kids. I point out the eye caps too.
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      I wouldn't call them "shed-balls" as they are more accurately described as a non-family friendly item...

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      Quote Originally Posted by acephantom903 View Post
      I wouldn't call them "shed-balls" as they are more accurately described as a non-family friendly item...
      If you confuse them, you'll certainly find out which one is "family-friendly".
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      My little longicauda shed this overnight


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      How very tidy of her -or him!

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      He was very neat and tidy this time,full perfect shed when I unrolled it


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