I think my ball python has retained an eyecap. It shed, but it didn't shed in one piece. This is the first time this has ever happened since I owned him when he was a baby. He always shed in one piece before.
The entire right side of the face and neck was retained, and I was able to soak and rub the rest of it off, but the eyecap isn't coming off.
I've used that trick where you wrap sticky tape around your finger and dab at the eye to no avail. The tape sticks to the eye but when I dab, the entire eye moves, and the eyecap doesn't budge. It feels like I'm pulling his eyeballs out!
The eyecap isn't just an eye that is silverish/bluish after shed. I seem to see a little flake of skin or something like part of it has flaked off but half is still there.
What do I do now????!?!!?!?
I don't even know if that's still the eyecap or if I messed up the eye with the dabbing! Maybe the eyecap fell off with the first dab (I didn't see it) and I pulled the normal eye skin loose!
I currently put him in a small critter keeper with a wet towel inside hoping he'll rub it off. But he's not doing much rubbing. Just lying there hiding.