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  • [Shedding] Repetitive spot of stuck shed

    Hello all!

    So Ive had my girl Elsa for about a year now and have noticed that after every shed there is a roughly 1"x2" patch of skin under her chin that refuses to come off with the rest of her shed. Aside from this one spot she sheds beautifuly!

    So Im wondering if anyone else has seen this problem and what, if any, fixes exist for it. I hate having to coerce her into letting me try and get it off although she usually just acts confused about what the heck Im doing more than being actually upset with me.

    Thanks in advance!
    Justin

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    Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

    i always have a damp moss box during sheds , it helps with humidity and i have seen my boas use it . i mist daily during the shed cycle as well . in the 6 years i have had boas , i have never had a stuck shed since doing this , perfect every time. keep humidity at about 65-70% during shed cycle.

    i use some thing like this , open tupperware filled with damp sphagnum moss.

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    • #3
      Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

      Im well versed in shedding and how to go about the humidity needs with several species including rtb's but Ive never had one do this sort of thing before.

      I tried a humid hide like whats used for rainbow boas (i.e. with the top on the box and even with the top off). She ignores it completely in favor of her water dish.

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      • #4
        Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

        One of my boas has scarring on her back from a prior owner who fed live - he would put 2-3 small rats in with her simultaneously, and of course the one(s) she wasn't busy eating would chew on her. Anyway, she does sometimes get stuck shed around the scars even with me keeping the humidity on the high side of normal. Does yours have something under her chin that would physically cause a bad shed on that one patch?

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        • #5
          Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

          Originally posted by bcr_229 View Post
          One of my boas has scarring on her back from a prior owner who fed live - he would put 2-3 small rats in with her simultaneously, and of course the one(s) she wasn't busy eating would chew on her. Anyway, she does sometimes get stuck shed around the scars even with me keeping the humidity on the high side of normal. Does yours have something under her chin that would physically cause a bad shed on that one patch?
          No there is nothing there that I can see.

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          • #6
            Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

            Will she allow you to handle her head for you can really get a good look/feel for what's going on? Most of mine hate for me to touch their heads.


            -Sean in NoCal
            “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
            -Teddy Roosevelt.

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              Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

              Originally posted by Pandorasdad View Post
              Will she allow you to handle her head for you can really get a good look/feel for what's going on? Most of mine hate for me to touch their heads.
              Absolutely. Im getting some more mineral oil tomorrow to see if I can get it off that way (recently ran out).

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              • #8
                Re: Repetitive spot of stuck shed

                Also, try a warm wet towel and rubbing gently on the stuck shed. That might help get it loose.

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                -Sean in NoCal
                “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood – the virtues that made America.”
                -Teddy Roosevelt.

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