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Old 13-03-2013, 10:47 PM
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Hi Guys/Gals,

Could someone have a look at my Royal Python pics and tell me what they think about the silver eye !!!

Is it just a bad shed and i need to bath it or does it look like something else.

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Old 13-03-2013, 10:53 PM
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Hi Guys/Gals,

Could someone have a look at my Royal Python pics and tell me what they think about the silver eye !!!

Is it just a bad shed and i need to bath it or does it look like something else.

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Graham
Has he shed yet? Is it just the one eye?

If he has shed then it looks like a retained eye cap. I had a couple of snakes with these after i changed to a different substrate. You can buy visco tears or gel tears to put on with a cotton bud twice a day ....or like me - didnt have any in at the time so used normal vaseline. Big blob on each eye twice a day for a few days or as long as it takes to fall off. I used this by chance and it works brilliantly
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Old 13-03-2013, 10:57 PM
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Hi Artisan,

He has not shed while with me but when i got him there was a small amount of shed under his water bowl and the person that sold him to me was not forward in giving answers like i said gumtree for you.

So would giving him a bath and then putting vasoline on help or just vasoline twice a day and leave it at that ?

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Old 13-03-2013, 11:05 PM
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Hi Artisan,

He has not shed while with me but when i got him there was a small amount of shed under his water bowl and the person that sold him to me was not forward in giving answers like i said gumtree for you.

So would giving him a bath and then putting vasoline on help or just vasoline twice a day and leave it at that ?

Many thanks
Graham
Well it looks like an eyecap then. Not to worry. They will only cause damage if they retain one ontop of the other over a period of time or if they get infected. Easily sorted

The bath wont do much as i doubt he's going to sit with his head under water until it falls off
I would dab the vaseline on morning/night and even mid day if you want to.
I've never had to put it on for more then 2 days before they have come off (you dont find them...you just see a brighter eyed snake)
I'm assuming its just the one cap and this should work fine for you if thats the case. 2 or more caps will probably be harder to shift but there are some other things you can try.
If the vaseline doesnt work (i find this really quick personally) then either come back on here or feel free to PM me if you want and ill tell you what else i would suggest trying.
Some people would tell you not to worry and it will probably come off with the next shed, but you may as well get rid of it if you can incase he keeps the next one on when he sheds and he ends up with 2 retained caps
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Old 13-03-2013, 11:16 PM
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Yes its just the one eye and i thought it might have been a bad shed not sure how many caps are on him but it would be nice to see both eyes as i know its bothering him and he is still quite jumpy more so with shadows.

You really are a star Artisan and have helped me so much through my short journey of owning a Royal.

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Yes its just the one eye and i thought it might have been a bad shed not sure how many caps are on him but it would be nice to see both eyes as i know its bothering him and he is still quite jumpy more so with shadows.

You really are a star Artisan and have helped me so much through my short journey of owning a Royal.

Many thanks again
Graham
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