Shedding Difficulty In Pet Snakes

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Shedding is a normal physiological phenomenon in snakes. Healthy snakes shed their skin in one piece. Shedding frequency largely depends on the snake’s age, nutritional status, and growth rate. Juvenile snakes that are healthy and well-fed tend to shed more often (about once a month). The entire shedding process can take 7-14 days.

Some snakes experience improper shedding, which is generally an important sign of an underlying problem. The most common causes include poor nutrition, poor humidity and/or environmental temperature, and other husbandry and management problems.

Some snakes retain their “spectacles” or eye caps during shedding, so pet owners should make sure that the eye caps have come off with the rest of the skin during shedding. Retained spectacles should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian. Avoid removing it at home because improper removal can possibly lead to permanent damage to the eye and vision loss. Click on the link to know more details. http://topdvm.com/

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