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Old 14-02-2013, 11:38 PM
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I have a yearling Pueblan Milk and a 3mth Royal and both are in shed. I've only had my milk shed once since I've had her and it's the first for my Royal since I got him. Her first shed all came off but in bits and someone on here suggested a hide with moist Sphagnum moss.

Question is when to put the hide in the viv / rub ? When they are blue or when the eyes clear up ?

I've made two hides from tupperware boxes that have a hole in the lid just big enough for them to get in and out. I just put it into her viv to see if it would fit between the hides and she got into it lol



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I have a yearling Pueblan Milk and a 3mth Royal and both are in shed. I've only had my milk shed once since I've had her and it's the first for my Royal since I got him. Her first shed all came off but in bits and someone on here suggested a hide with moist Sphagnum moss.

Question is when to put the hide in the viv / rub ? When they are blue or when the eyes clear up ?

I've made two hides from tupperware boxes that have a hole in the lid just big enough for them to get in and out. I just put it into her viv to see if it would fit between the hides and she got into it lol

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When snake have started the shedding cycle,ie gone into blue or just before.its pointless adding humidity in any form.If you want to use a humid,moist hide keep it in full time
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Old 14-02-2013, 11:43 PM
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u can leave them in all the time, preferably on the warm side, and let the moss gradually dry out in between sheds, when a shed comes round re moisten the moss under the tap with luke warm water, squeeze like a sponge, fluff it back up in the tub and ur good to go.

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I have a yearling Pueblan Milk and a 3mth Royal and both are in shed. I've only had my milk shed once since I've had her and it's the first for my Royal since I got him. Her first shed all came off but in bits and someone on here suggested a hide with moist Sphagnum moss.

Question is when to put the hide in the viv / rub ? When they are blue or when the eyes clear up ?

I've made two hides from tupperware boxes that have a hole in the lid just big enough for them to get in and out. I just put it into her viv to see if it would fit between the hides and she got into it lol

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When snake have started the shedding cycle,ie gone into blue or just before.its pointless adding humidity in any form.If you want to use a humid,moist hide keep it in full time
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u can leave them in all the time, preferably on the warm side, and let the moss gradually dry out in between sheds, when a shed comes round re moisten the moss under the tap with luke warm water, squeeze like a sponge, fluff it back up in the tub and ur good to go.

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Ok thanks.

I asked on here as her last shed was in lots of bits, and someone suggested a moist hide for next time she shed.
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bad sheds happen, its not the end of the world making improvements to prevent another is the thing and ur doing that, learning is what its all about

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I asked on here as her last shed was in lots of bits, and someone suggested a moist hide for next time she shed.
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I've put one in her Viv and one in his rub, and they both came out of their hides to have a look lol

She's gone into her's and he's sat on the lid haha As long as it helps them shed then I'm happy to leave moss hides in there all the time.
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I've put one in her Viv and one in his rub, and they both came out of their hides to have a look lol

She's gone into her's and he's sat on the lid haha As long as it helps them shed then I'm happy to leave moss hides in there all the time.
easiest way,then the snake can choose when it needs it
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snakes seem to really like moist hides, not only the increased humidity but also being able to burrow into something, feel it on top of them, gives them a real sense of security.

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I've put one in her Viv and one in his rub, and they both came out of their hides to have a look lol

She's gone into her's and he's sat on the lid haha As long as it helps them shed then I'm happy to leave moss hides in there all the time.
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How often should I change the moss if it's left in all the time ?
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only if it gets pooped in, its sort of degrades over time, ul find ur pile of moss will become a smaller pile after a couple of months due to just natural breakdown. but its a very hygienic substrate for being a totally natural one, i always give it a good rinse thru in the sink till its squeezes out clean water, change it every 6-8 weeks depending on how well the animal treats it ie if it poops in it or not.

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