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Posted by Rob Carmichael on April 22, 2003 at 06:59:57:
In Reply to: Please help Horrible shed posted by highlander1 on April 21, 2003 at 22:48:10:
Bill's method works well and is probably the easiest way to control bad sheds. At our wildlife center, we not incorporate misting systems (pro products) in our boa and python enclosures and have never had a bad shed yet. You can also affix a piece of pvc pipe running from a warm air vaporizer directly into the cage to get some warm, humid air - this has worked very well for us too. You don't have to keep high humidity levels all of the time (even though we strive to and have seen a marked decrease in RI related problems), you can easily boost ambient humidity levels during shed cycles. We keep our burms on newspaper and rarely have bad sheds.
::Hi every one I have two quick questions one since I got my burm about five months ago she has never had a complete shed in one piece though the last three times She got it all off by herself in pieces. The last two including her shed today I had to help her. Today she had a horrible shed. My question is why is this happening? I know it could be humidity but I keep her humidity level at 50% but when her eyes get cloudy I raise it to 60% is this the correct humidity level. I also heard ticks can stress them out not sure if this is true but I looked over her and found none. The temp is 85 with a basking of about 91.
: The humidity is a little low.What i do is when mine are getting ready to shed i mist them heavily to bring the humidity up to around 85-90% and all mine shed perfectly.The humidity in my cages usually stays around 70% but the extra misting doesnt seem to bother them. Hope that helps. Regards Bill McLeod