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Old 27-05-2019, 12:41 PM
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Hi everyone!

I would love to get some information on shedding days of baby snakes.
I am particularly interested in finding out how many days it takes for different snakes species to have their first shed after hatching / birth (postnatal ecdysis).
I would really appreciate any information on any and all snake species.

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Old 27-05-2019, 06:28 PM
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Western Hognose snakes shed within 24 hours of leaving the egg
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Old 29-05-2019, 12:21 AM
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Corn snakes usually take 7-10 days till their first shed
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Old 29-05-2019, 06:50 AM
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The vast majority of snakes shed around a week after hatching, and are then ready to start feeding.
There are odd exceptions, such as hognoses (certainly western and Mexican) who often start shedding within hours of hat hing, sometimes as they emerge from the egg. This is the exception though.
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Old 30-05-2019, 08:22 AM
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Thanks for the info guys!
I am actually fascinated with the 'exceptions' like Hognoses.

Keep the posts coming
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Old 17-07-2019, 12:25 PM
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Any other snake breeders or handlers that could give me some more info on other snakes please?
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Old 17-07-2019, 03:11 PM
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Baby boas are around a week to two weeks, then they will start eating

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Old 18-07-2019, 08:53 AM
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Thanks richardhind
Do you know if this includes all boas, or just boa constrictors?
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Old 18-07-2019, 09:21 AM
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Thanks richardhind

Do you know if this includes all boas, or just boa constrictors?
Well I keep, boa imperata,Peruvian longicauda and Guyana bcc, not sure on the tree boas or ground boas, I would of thought so

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Old 18-07-2019, 09:39 AM
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Sumatran Pythons: P. curtis (and their close relatives - P. brongersami and P. breitensteini) don't shed for a good month or two after hatching which if you are used to other species within a relatively short period of time after hatching, can see a little disconcerting.
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