OH!........I'm so proud........
I've kept snakes since I was about 16 years old. So, naturally, I've had my snakes shed dozens of times. Well, this morning when I first got up at about 5:30 I walked by my snake enclosure and saw my boa seemingly grinding her nose into the floor, sorta rocking back and forth. I've never seen this before but all of the sudden it hit me, it's going to start to shed! I've never been able to see a shed start, let alone get to watch the whole process. I've seen a snake finish a couple of times but never got to watch the whole thing. I quickly poured a cup of coffee and got a chair and watched the show. It only took about ten minutes. It was a perfect shed, with one complete section of skin, from tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.
That section of deck is 8" long. The skin is about 7 1/2 feet but it stretches a little when the snake sheds. The snake is actually just about 7 feet.
Now that my boa has shed, she's in food mode and she's constantly roaming the enclosure looking for food. I guess tomorrow I'll be going to get a couple of big ratty rat rats.
Just wanted to share.
My diet is working good. I'm down to needing just one chair now.
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