Anonymous asked: my bp has some stuck shed left on him, do you recommend soaking him? if so, how?
fill a container with lukewarm water that is just deep enough to be as deep as the animal is thick.
Otherwise you can spray the animal with a spray bottle to help with shedding.
I usually get a towel that is a bit rough (not hard but but more than soft), place it at the bottom of the container you are soaking in, put lukewarm water in with the towel and that usually gets all of the shed off.
Dealing with Stuck Shed (written by Jerry Robertson)
"I see a lot of people lately dealing with stuck on sheds. I have had several myself this winter even in my tubs.
Once the shed is stuck on it needs help getting it off.
•A sterilite or rubbermaid tub with a lid
•1 to 1 1/2 inches of 88 degree water
•Hand towel in the water to help support the snake and for something to rub on
30 minutes soaking and then replace the water with more 88 degree water
Using a probed thermometer will help get the water temperature right.
Soak for 30 more minutes and then most of if not all of the shed will be off of the snake.
If there’s any left gently assist it off, it should come off very easily.
Snakes with a stuck shed have been in low humidity for awhile and the humid soak will help rehydrate the snake also.”