Count me in with those having problems with stuck shed now. My girl (Ok, I'll start using their names - don't laugh, my kid named her "Spike"; the male is named "Shark Eye") Spike has some unshed shed stuck to her thigh - on the back leg, just above the knee.
It's a pretty small area, and it's on a flat area so I wasn't too worried about it constricting blood flow or anything. I was thinking it would come off on its own, but it's been there for a few days now. A couple of days ago I gave her a sauna. Today it was still there, and I tried very gently (*gently!*) scratching with my fingernail (that felt safer to me than tweezers) and a wet Q-tip. I was able to get some off.
She sat still for it so I don't think I was stressing her too much. Still, I don't feel comfortable trying to use tweezers.
If it isn't constricting a tail tip or toe, is it ok to wait it out or should I continue with saunas and Q-tips?
Oh, I mist 2-4 times a day, trying to get it up to 80% or more, then letting it dry out to 40% or less. The humidity in the house is about 37% and we have central heating, so air is exchanged enough to dry things out fairly quickly, especially with paper towel substrate and the Zilla cage. I was keeping wet paper towels on the top screen but haven't been doing that as much lately. I'll start doing that again.
(p.s. - she has a lay box with damp NZ sphagnum moss available.)
My hat is off to all those who can use tweezers, especially those who deal with eye shed.
*** My "N" key is actig up. Luckily, there's no "N" in "crested gecko" or "Rhacodactylus ciliatus".***
0.1 German Shepherd Dogs
1.1.2 humans (that's 1 adult male, 1 adult female (me), and two male juvies)