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Old 12-10-2014, 03:07 PM
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Fed my milksnake a week ago today. he has been getting duller and 2-3 days ago his eyes went a milky cloudy blue colour so im guessing hes coming up to shed ... when does everyone think would be the best time to feed him next as ive heard feeding during shed can be bad? thanks
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:22 PM
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I would just skip this week and feed him the same day next week if he's going into shed personally.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:14 PM
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If you got another snake that eats the same size then try the milk with the other snake snake meal and if he eats it defrost another one if not then give it to th either snake

Or follow above persons advice as hate wastage but u never know it could eat it so up to u 70% of mine dint eat during she'd but as got afew I always try
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Old 13-10-2014, 04:40 PM
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this is my first snake so dont have that option unfortunately :P ... his eyes are no longer a cloudy blue colour and he doesnt seem as dull now but no signs that he has shed
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Old 13-10-2014, 04:45 PM
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this is my first snake so dont have that option unfortunately :P ... his eyes are no longer a cloudy blue colour and he doesnt seem as dull now but no signs that he has shed

After it's eyes clear, it's normally 5 to 7 days before it sheds, don't worry to much it will happen... try feeding it after its shed, they are normally hungry afterwards
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Old 13-10-2014, 04:46 PM
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thanks all new to me so making sure im doing everything correct ... so if it takes 5 days thatll have been nearly 2 weeks without a feed ... is this ok??
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thanks all new to me so making sure im doing everything correct ... so if it takes 5 days thatll have been nearly 2 weeks without a feed ... is this ok??

2 WEEKS!!!!!!

It will be fine not an issue, maybe bite your hand off when it's finished shedding tho

My snakes get fed on a non regular basis, maybe once in 7 days maybe once in 10 days, if there getting fat once every 14 days. I don't stick to a regular feeding pattern.

all really depends on the individual snake I'm dealing with. Some of the guys on here stop feeding there snakes around this time of year and wont feed them again until February time, but that's another subject ...
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ha im used to getting chomped on now :P satanic little thing gets me regularly when handled because ive only had him 2 weeks :P
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ha im used to getting chomped on now :P satanic little thing gets me regularly when handled because ive only had him 2 weeks :P
it will probably settle down nicely as it gets older and more used to you
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The shed is done ... wrapped around everything he possibly could so its not in one piece because i ripped it trying to get it out the cage ... looks like the very end bit near the tail isnt off ... is there anything i can do to help get this off
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