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Posted by serpentdude on May 10, 2003 at 14:46:44:
In Reply to: Is my Rosy starting to shed? Request for help. posted by Nicodemus on May 09, 2003 at 16:14:45:
As you already considered, just leave her alone for however many days it takes for her to shed, and she'll be fine. Most of my Rosy's shed in their enclosures (ambient humidity 30% plus or minus) without any problems. However, I did assist one male who had a poor shed by placing him in a ventilated Tupperware container with a moist paper towel for an hour...and he took care of the rest. If you feel more comfortable you could temporarilly put a 'moist hide box' in her enclosure during the shed cycle and remove it once she's done and that shouldn't pose any problems. The good thing is it means your little girl is growing!!!
You should see when my female Cape gopher snake is going through a shed...talk about snippy!!!LOL
:Today when I took my rosy out, she was kinda snippy and looked a more dull almost dusty color (like someone touched her up with a big powder puff thing you see on the movies). Her eyes dont seem as bright, but not exactly incredibly cloudy.
:My guess is she's about to shed. This sound right?
:If she is about to shed (and she is probably about due), this will be my very first. Anything I should keep in mind besides leaving her alone for a few days?
:I read somewhere, something about a humidity box (basically a tupperware container with a hole in it and some moist paper towels inside. Should I use something like this?
:Any other things I should be aware of?