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Posted by catsngeckos on March 07, 2003 at 01:36:02:
In Reply to: Rosy Boa Shedding? posted by KatyG on March 06, 2003 at 22:33:43:
Mine did that too, and I got a little worried, then a few days later she shed. I thought for sure she had a skin condition, til I called the vet and they said to wait to see if she sheds. Apparantly rosies don't go 'blue' like other snakes.. but get kinda saggy looking.
I'm not sure about the popping sound, good idea to keep an eye on that, and if it hasnt stopped after she has shed, then take her to a good herp vet. :)
:My son got a rosy boa about 2 months ago. After initially rejecting frozen/thawed pinkies, she is now a healthy eater. Last week, I asked my son to feed her while I was at work. She did not eat. I tried to feed her myself today, thinking maybe he didn't have her "dinner" warm enough or something, but she avoided the pinkie completely. I have tried to get information on shedding, since I think she may be getting ready to do that, but any info I find is pretty sketchy. Her eyes are not off-colored at all, nor does her skin look dry or flaky. The skin around her jaws, though, is sagging...sort of stretched-out looking. She has also been opening & closing her mouth, making a popping sound. She has not shed since we have had her & I'm not sure what signs (physical or behavioral) she will show to let us know this is going on...just my "mom's instinct", I guess! If these are signs of preparation for a shed, what else should we expect & when? How long before this is over? She seems kind of miserable & not herself. We want our relaxed little Sassy back soon! Any help is sure appreciated.