kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more

return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
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: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Destination Arkansas: The Most Snake Infested Lakes . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Racer . . . . . . . . . .  Southwestern Herp Society Meeting - Mar 02, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Mar 06, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Mar 07, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herpetological Society - Mar 10, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Colorado Herp Society Meeting - Mar 16, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Mar 17, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  San Diego Herp Society Meeting - Mar 19, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Mar 22, 2024 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Mar 23, 2024 . . . . . . . . . . 

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 ]