How do I get my baby ball python to shed?
A healthy ball python should shed its skin in one piece once every 4-6 weeks or so. As they prepare to shed, the scales will loosen, and you may notice its eyes turn blue and opaque. Provide a large water bowl for soaking and if you do not already have a moist hide prepared, fill the warm hide with moist sphagnum moss.
How long does it take a juvenile ball python to shed?
How Long Does It Take a Ball Python to Shed. Typically, the entire shedding process takes less than 14 days. First, your ball python will go through a pre-shed stage for 1-2 weeks.
What does it mean when a ball python is shedding?
When finally shedding, your ball python will rub its skin against various objects in a cage. Its skin will then start peeling off, and your ball python will move around the cage to get it off. Shedding in one big piece is ideal, and any flaking or shedding in pieces is sign of low humidity levels, dehydration and even skin infections.
What kind of morph can a ball python produce?
Yellowbelly ball pythons can also produce an ivory morph – which will be a ‘super’ yellowbelly. Super yellowbelly is created by breeding two yellowbelly ball pythons.
How can I get my ball python to shed its eye cap?
To remove a retained eye cap, soak your ball python in warm water (around 85 F/29.4 C). You can also use reptile shedding aid like this. You can also use a large water dish and leave it in a cage, so that your ball python can soak for few hours. Some ball pythons even spend few days in a moist hide when shedding.
Are there any genetic issues with ball pythons?
Deformities and genetic issues with some ball python morphs include spine kinking, infertility, head wobbling, turning upside down from time to time, small or large eyes (bug eyes), cleft (flat mouth) and more. Some other symptoms include inability to shed properly, strike/eat and generally thrive.