Trouble shedding

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  1. Keento learn tim

    Keento learn tim New Member

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    Hi guys I'm new to snake keeping and have got most of advice from my breeder,this forum and unfortunately U tube. Anyone I have a jungle Jag that's going through her first shed since I got her she is 10mnths old and has shed her head section and maybe half her body not a full shed should I be worried about her health or is this normal and not all sheds are "perfect" sheds.
     
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    Synveil Not so new Member

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    It's common to get sheds that arent perfect. They can also indicate problems with temperature or humidity though. Perhaps look at the option of giving your snake a humidity box when it is in shed so that it can increase it's own humidity if it needs.
     
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    Keento learn tim New Member

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    Can you suggest a good way to build or place to buy humidity box
     
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    Check out this video on youtube

    They explain the purpose of humidity boxes and how to make one easily. They also have a good amount of other informative videos to help with problems like stuck shed and such.
     
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    Thankyou I'll check it out now
     
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    No worries, still learning a lot myself (yet to see my first shed). But hopefully that youtube channel can help with some info.
     
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    It’s important it all comes off within a day or 2. Especially the eye caps

    What I do when I get a problem shed, is get like warm water and give a quick spray, or put them in a tub (or put the tub in the enclosure so it humidifies the whole thing) with a VERY shallow (so they can always touch the bottom and keep their head out) level of water.

    A few important tips is to have a rough surface, whether a large rock or branch bark, to assist with shedding,
    I also like to bump humidity up a bit when their eyes stop going cloudy with a warm light spray once a day Untill they shed, sometimes I miss the albino shed signs and don’t spray, it doesn’t matter really, but it helps
     
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    Keento learn tim New Member

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    Thank you guys heaps of help I left her for a week with patchy shed still on its all off now thanks to the pillow case trick and some lite rubbing with warm wet cloth. but will that effect her health any
     
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    As long as it's all off now (including eye caps) she should be fine, just keep an eye on her though obviously, and keep an eye on her future sheds to try help her in a timely fashion in the future if theres any issues.
     

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