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Posted by jungledancer on April 24, 2003 at 01:47:32:
In Reply to: Dried out Green Tree Python posted by johnv on April 24, 2003 at 01:02:18:
The owners of the shop could be in over their heads on this one. Or at least store employees.
It's not just a matter of misting a gtp once or twice a day, their enclosures need to be designed to retain some of the moisture. I'd guess the one at your store is in a reptarium type enclosure with screen top and heat lamp and light. Nearly every baby I've seen in an enclosure like that has shed problems.
My first gtp hadn't had a decent shed in nearly two years by the time I got him.
Perhaps instead of a confrontation as to the shop keepers ineptitude, he might be given the benefit of the doubt and you might enlighten him/her? Let them know that you have taken note of the fact and direct them to a good chondro site on the web for info if need be. If they are given a way to try to solve their problem and they then do nothing about trying to relieve the snakes poor hydration, then I would say to resort to more significant measures.
Hopefully it's not too late for this little guy!
:Oh you better believe there will be a confrontation. I truly WILL keep you guys posted...I'll be there in the next two days possibly. Thanks for the help...