abnormal shedding can be dangerous on its own the larger problem
is that it indicates something more serious could be wrong
with the snake. This is usually the cause of an abnormal shed.
Often if your snake is feeling more stress than usual it will
have great difficultly shedding its skin. This increased stress
can be due to a variety of reasons but sudden changes to its
habitat are most likely the cause.
The second major
reason for your snake having problems shedding its skin is
improper temperature and humidity conditions. The humidity
level of its habitat plays a large role in assisting it when
shedding. It is always a good idea to increase the humidity
of their enclosure when it is time for your snake to shed.
Do not make the humidity too high or else other health complications
can ensue. You can also provide your snake with a high-humidity
hide box that it can go into during its shed.
| - Lack of objects for the snake to rub
|- Previous external wounds and scars
|- Internal diseases
|- Humidity level which is too low.
To remove the excess skin soak
the snake in warm water for a couple hours. The dead skin
should can then be peeled off with a damp towel. The process
can be repeated as necessary to entirely remove the dead skin.
Beware that handling your snake like this is likely to cause
it a great deal of stress so be sure to take this into account
when performing this procedure.