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What to do right now Firstly, gecko shedding doesn't happen all at once. It happens over about 24 hours. So if there's still some skin present the next day, don't worry about it - that's normal. If a few days have gone by and you can still see some patches of old skin, it might be time to step in. If a patch of old skin is left on the toe (toes are often a ...


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Diet: Make sure your crabs are getting a good diet pre-molt. A varied diet including lots of high-energy and high-calcium foods. Natural peanut butter, honey, cuttlefish bone, and sesame seeds are all good choices. Fresh or dried fruit and vegetables or even unseasoned meat trimmings can be added to this to help round things out. Humidity: 80% RH is ...


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If the snake skin doesn't come off in one piece, it probably has a problem shedding it's skin and it's a trip to the Vet. Of course there could be other reason's too. There is also something to help it with but not handling it. "Take care of your pet snake. Once you have recognized the shedding signs, it’s time to look at caring for your pet. Due to ...


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As stated Deirdra Strangio, if the gecko can and does still eat while in shed, it's not much of a real problem. One thing you can do to help speed the shedding process up is include a "damp" hide. This will give a slight boost to the humidity and help the gecko to remove it's shed. A damp hide can be made from a deli cup with lid, place some sphagnum moss ...


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If he is eating and drinking he should be ok. If the skin on his eyes seem to take a long time compared to the rest of his shedding body parts, you can try using saline solution by dropping little drops on the shedding skin that is stuck.


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It's possible that it's getting ready to molt. A praying mantis won’t eat a few days before it will shed its skin (molt). This is normal. After molting it will start to eat again. When a praying mantis will not eat even though it does not need to molt, it can help to offer it a different prey species. Do not worry too much, a mantis can live for 2 weeks ...


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This is normal, just keep feeding her. My spiny flower mantis hasn't molted for about four to five weeks (usually it's about every two) she will molt on her own time. If you want to, you can feed her a lot of food, and that should speed it up, also keep the cage a bit more humid when she's about to molt.


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Humidity is key here. If the enclosure isn't humid enough, the shed may dry out and be hard for the snake to remove. It is essential that these stuck pieces are removed, because they may hinder the snake's future growth if they are stuck, especially as this is a juvenile. As Rebecca's answer already mentions, getting the snake nice and humid for a while ...


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During a corn snakes shedding phase you will have to increase the humidity to facilitate a shed. A healthy shed comes off in one full piece. A trick that works quite well is: 1) Grab a clear container with a lid big enough for your snake, make sure there is air circulation. 2) Get some cotton filter foam pads and place it at the bottom of the bin. Make ...


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This happened to my mantis a while ago and since she was an adult I was worried as they no longer molt when they have their wings. After a short wait mine laid an ootheca, so I would expect yours to as well. Make sure you have loads of things for them to climb on and lay the ootheca on.


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I'm sorry that this will be far too late to save your pet. Your pet was clearly suffering from leopard gecko septicaemia, also known as "red-leg" syndrome. When pets are stressed, their immune system becomes weak and vulnerable to infection. Septicaemia is when you get an infection in your blood stream. In reptiles, it is normally 100% fatal without vet ...


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It's just from clogged up skin but your gecko could lose its toes due to blood circulation being cut off. Just soak it in warm water for ten minutes then get a cotton ball and rub and pat gently till its clogged skin comes off. This process should remain gentle: do not force skin off with fingers. To avoid this happening again keep your gecko in a cage ...


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If it is eventually coming off then yes this is "okay" but it's not ideal. If the shedding process is taking too long, it means that the humidity in his habitat is too low. If this continues to happen and the new skin forms under the old skin over his eyes and the old skin never comes off, this can lead to infection and even eventually blindness in extreme ...


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If the cricket sheds the husk prior to feeding just throw it out. If you think about it, when they eat them in the wild they don't have any humans around to shed the husks for them. They surely eat them regardless. It won't hurt your lizard.


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Shedding and Molting (or moulting) are very similar, both mean to lose all or part of a covering of hair or skin. For rabbits (and other mammals) shedding is generally considered less pronounced than molting. Speaking from experience I can tell you that a pet rabbit will be shedding a small amount of hair on pretty much constant bases, just like you see ...


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There may be no immediate solution, but you can train her to enjoy your company. I inherited a very old leopard gecko who didn't get enough attention. If you slowly show that you mean the lizard no harm, eventually she may come around to being handled. Start by talking to her when you feed her so that she knows your voice is the one that is taking care of ...


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My gecko, named Plinxton, did the same thing, but she never flung herself. She died only a week after having these symptoms. We thought she was laying her eggs. Whenever we picked her up, she would go limp, and one night she passed away. Side note: we were trying to get her to a vet, but they said "don't touch her, it'll make it worse" so I couldn't. But ...


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It might be a little late now, but just for future reference if you plan on keeping mantises: never ever feed them cat food. They eat live insects like flies (fruit flies, green bottle flies, blue bottle flies), wax worms, small grasshoppers. These should be live and moving, as they hunt for these type of insects out in the wild. They won't be interested in ...


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if this is a leopard gecko, I find keeping the skin moist is enough and personally never tried glycerin. Water does seem to run straight off the skin on its own but keeping them moist for a while helps a lot, try a warm takeaway container with damp paper towel. If they're stressed out after and don't let you hold them, rubbing the toes (if those are problem ...


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Unfortunately your gecko might have little time left as “red-leg” syndrome might have gotten to her before help was given. But it isn’t dead yet - take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY and get him/her checked out. Try feeding her more often and keep a very very close eye on it until you find out whether it will survive or not. Another possible answer is that she ...


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You can use a damp cotton swab (Q-tip) to gently massage the stuck shed off his toes. The bath would be best to get them soft enough to easily remove. It's important to not let the shed constrict blood flow to the toes as this can result in necrosis. The skin shrinks as it dries, so make sure you check his feet every day to make sure you got all the stuck ...


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