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Eye Caps Wont Shed

Discussion in 'Ball Pythons' started by dzsigmond217, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. dzsigmond217

    dzsigmond217 New Member

    Hello all! Again, I'm new to this forum so just saying a quick hi!

    I have a question about my ball python. For the last couple of months his 'eye caps' haven't come off (but he's always had a problem with this). I mist him daily and give him a place to soak if he wants (He hates water for some reason tho..). I've even tried using a little scotch tape to gently remove the cap but it hasn't worked. I think it's effecting his ability to see clearly. Any suggestions on how to remove them? Or a process I can use? Thanks so much! Dianne
  2. venus

    venus Founding Member

  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Are you positive the caps haven't come off?
    Are you checking the shed skin to see?
    BP's eyecaps are known to developed a crinkled look in low humidity that has led some to think the caps didn't come off when actually they did.
    If you are positive the caps are still on the snake use the towel in the pillowcase trick. Do not attempt to pull the caps off yourself. More than one snake has been blinded by over zealous keepers attemting to remove the actual lens of the eye!
  4. Skeletor

    Skeletor Elite Member

    good ol pillow case trick. I've had to use it once before on our bp.. works wonders. lol
  5. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I will save you the trip to the other thread:

  6. 504boi

    504boi Active Member

    my snake did this once, all i did was took a q-tip dipped it in olive oil and gently swabbed her eye. it works wonders. she started moving her head back and forth on the q-tip as if she knew that i was helping.
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