:I have a baby blue tongue skink (about 2-3 months old.) :It has just shed, but the right front claw hasn't shed properly, giving the strange appearance of 4 little toes growing out of the end of the middle toe on one foot!! Of course it can't be 'growing', it must just be stuck - but it is stuck quite fast, I can't gently pull it off. Have tried holding the foot in water, but it hasn't softened it enough to come off. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. :PS (As I live in Australia, I keep her outside.)
You may want to soak the skink in luke-warm water for 20-30 minutes, then if the shed skin has loosened enough, you can gently remove it with tweezers. Make sure the water level is below the skinks' should level.