kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Snake Morphology
Professional Cages & Rack Systems
Made in the USA - Freedom Breeder
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Grotto Salamanders . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp News Round Up: Salamanders, celebrities and education . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 20, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Tampa - Feb. 24-25, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Memphis - Feb. 24-25, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Feb. 24, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - Mar. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - Mar. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar. 07, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Jacksonville - Mar. 10-11, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Denver - Mar. 10-11, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Mar. 10, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

Improper eye shedding of Brazilian Rainbow Boa


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Herpetological Health Forum ]

Posted by lolaophidia on May 11, 2003 at 09:05:55:

In Reply to: Improper eye shedding of Brazilian Rainbow Boa posted by yani45 on May 11, 2003 at 02:22:46:

If you're careful, after a good soak sometimes you can use a piece of tape to gently remove the spectacle. Just lightly touch the stickey side to the eye and slowly lift up. If there's an edge on the scale that shows out of the orbit you can sometimes catch that with blunt tweezers and lift the scale off. I have in a pinch, very carefully pulled retained spectacles off a friend's 9 foot retic with just my fingernails, but they had an edge that I could get to (much larger snake).
Check the shed skin to be positive that the spectacle was retained. I had a rescued Ball that had a lot of dimpling over the eyes that wasn't retained scales- just lack of humidity.
Good Luck!
Lora



Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Herpetological Health Forum ]