Questions tagged [molting]

The natural skin or feather loss process of many animals and the means to cope with it.

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My leopard gecko sometimes has trouble shedding. How can I help?

Sometimes, when my gecko sheds, not all of the skin comes off and I find flaky white patches left behind. I know you shouldn't pull at them to help them come off, so what should you do instead?
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My praying mantis pet is not eating and has 2 black lines on it's abdomen

There are 2 new black lines on my mantis's abdomen, which seems to be contracting. Almost like it's squeezing it. What is it? I don't think it used to have that. Secondly, it's also not eating, and ...
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What is the difference between shedding and molting in Rabbits?

I have heard that rabbits molt and shed, what is the difference? Is there any special care required in either case?