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Old 19-03-2013, 03:19 PM
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Vaseline! It seems to stay on the eye better and for longer if you put a decent sized blob on
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Old 19-03-2013, 03:33 PM
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Our royal, Marvin, has had a couple of sheds where his eye cap was retained and we were advised to rub some olive oil using a cotton bud over his eye daily until it either works its way off or comes off with the next shed. It's worked each time so would advise trying this. Good luck!
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Old 19-03-2013, 03:59 PM
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ive seen viper keeper use masking tape befor i dunno how effective this is though
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Old 19-03-2013, 04:06 PM
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I was told never to use tape as it may permanently damage their eye.
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Old 19-03-2013, 04:22 PM
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First thing it to be 100% certain that there is a retained eyecap before blinding the snake.

Second thing is to realise it will do no real harm to just leave it till the next shed.

A really good picture should help with the first point.
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Old 19-03-2013, 05:06 PM
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yh i remember viper keeper having a badly mistreated cobra that had been recued he had taken on and soaked it down and then used masking tape as its not adversly adhesive and just sort of stuck it to the retained shed then just kept pulling it off till eventually it took i think 5 layers of retained eye caps off and the snakes was a totally different snake mind u being blind in one eye for that long probably a relief
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Old 19-03-2013, 05:10 PM
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ive also heard money counting thumb thumbles the ones made of rubber with the bobbles on are soft enough not to do damage but give enough purchase after soaking to help manipulate the retained lenses off
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:19 PM
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I used cellotape with one of my pueblan milks last week,just press the sticky side gently onto the eye then remove! Just make sure you are certain there is a retained eyecap there first.
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