As a snake nears the end of its life cycle, you’ll notice a decline in its appetite as well as an increase in time spent in its hide or water bowl. Ignore anything that seems out of the ordinary. In most cases, the snake’s illness will be evident on its body. Every movement of a reptile would be impossible without their scales.
How do snakes look before they shed?
According to Ask Dr. Universe at Washington State University, a snake’s eyes appear opaque or clouded over before it sheds its skin, giving the appearance of a bluish hue.
How do snakes act when they shed?
When your snake is about to shed, his eyes will often give you a heads-up about what’s about to happen with his skin. Signifying that they’ve entered the “blue phase” of shedding, they’ll turn a milky blue. Your snake may become agitated and aggressive during this time because his vision is clouded and he is unable to see clearly.
What month do snakes shed skin?
All snakes molt at different times of the year. Any time of year is fine for them to shed. Additionally, snakes shed their skin about every week as they mature and mature.
Will a snake eat while shedding?
When shedding, snakes eat less because they are less active. The majority of snakes will not eat until their eyes are clear again after shedding. Others refuse to eat until their shed is finished.
Can stuck shed hurt a snake?
None of this is necessary, so don’t bother soaking the snake and attempting to remove the shed yourself. This will put your snake under undue strain, which could be harmful to it. It’s best to follow the above steps and leave the snake alone for mild cases [i.e., a few patches, one layer of shed/eye caps].