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retained shed under the jaw

Discussion in 'Rainbow Boas' started by Disturbedcries87, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. Disturbedcries87

    Disturbedcries87 Elite Member

    Hey sorry havnt posted latly been quite busy. Pandora is doing good eating shedding by her self. But i have noticed shes retained shed under her mouth been like that now for 2 sheds shes gone through. Any advice what do to?:confused: thank's and a happy new year
  2. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    You should soak her a few times a day, this always helps :)
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Simplest way to deal with retained shed is to put the snake in a wet pillowcase, along with a large wet towel. Knot the pillowcase and leave in the enclosure overnight. The dampness along with the snake moving around against the towel should cause the old skin to come right off.
  4. smallgrayfox

    smallgrayfox Contributing Member

    That trick with the damp towel and pillowcase really works too. I did it with complete success once about a year ago. :)
  5. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member


    I was just about to suggest this method as well. I just finished posting the exact same trick for jshrad whos BP is experiencing a retained eye cap.
  6. jshrad

    jshrad Elite Member


    Looks like you have all the advice you need right now. ;)

    Im having the same problems except my snake has a retained eyecap. I actually have my snake in a pillow case with a damp bag now.

    Hope things get better for you.
  7. Amber

    Amber Elite Member

    Good luck, and be sure to get the humidity up for her next shed! :)
  8. Disturbedcries87

    Disturbedcries87 Elite Member

    so tommorrow im putting her in a pillow case with a damp towel in it. Thanks for the help ill keep ya'll posted on how it turns out. and soon as my gf gets me the camera ill have pictures of her.
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