thesheezy said: My sand boa had a bad shed at the store I got it at, and it will be shedding soon. I was wondering how I can best help it shed while still being safe for it, since I know you don;t usually want high humidity with one.
You can safely provide a high humidity area of the enclosure, and often, if needed, the sand boa will use it. This can be achieved by dumping some water in a corner of the enclosure, to soak or heavily mist the shavings if you use shavings as bedding, or by adding a damp piece of paper towel in a corner or under a hide, if you offer those. Remove the dampness once the shed has happened.
Be sure to offer something rough so that your snake can have an easier time removing the shed.
Stuck sheds on the top of the tail and the top of the head aren’t all that uncommon. If this does happen, offering some additional damp substrate or paper toweling overnight should help to resolve the issue. I occasionally get a bit of shed stuck with my crew, I never worry too much about it- just take some damp paper towel and generally it’s resolved within a day.
Just try not to pull the bits off by yourself, especially around the eyes! I know it is tempting…