I have a few years experience with ball pythons already, but my sister recently aquired a young (about a foot and a half) one from a guy who did not take proper care of it at all. It is now her's, we have had this snake before when she would "snake-sit" for a couple days here and there. when we first encountered it , he was the same size as my ball, now, mine is twice the size. It's as though it hasn't grown at all in the past year. I'm aware of all the things the past owner neglected, and he (the snake) is now well taken care of. But, one thing I don't understand is that the past owner told us that this is his third time shedding in the past month. Is that possible, or is he full of it? I checked for mites and found nothing. If it is possible for a snake to shed that often, what would be the cause?