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How to tell pet snakes are going to shed


All snakes shed and the indications are the same regardless of species of snake.

Physical indications
  • Undersides will often turn a light pink
  • Eyes will turn a milky color
  • Skin will turn a dull color

Other indication
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of interaction
  • Spends a great deal of time in its hide
  • Hangs out in the water bowl (especially if the humidity is too low)
  • More “moody” than normal

As you can see recognizing when a snake is getting ready to shed is simply a matter of being observant.

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