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    Well my ball python just got a new home for christmas. I got him a 30g tank so he'll be set for life. Hes shed once since i put him in there. The only problem is i see some shed thats still on him.

    Since its a big tank, humidity is becoming my problem. I've added an extra bowl of water to help and started misting whenever i get the chance, but he still has it after a couple days now. He always goes and soaks in the water bowls so idk why its not comming off.. theres also a good number of things he can rub against to get it off.

    How do i go about giving him a warm bath or something to get rid of this, and is there anything eles i can do to prevent this from happening again.

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    Just fill the tub/sink up with shollow warm water, and keep him in there (that will be the hard part...). Also, do you have maybe a small starilite container you can cut a hole in the side and place it over the water bowls? This will hold himidity in it. Good luck!
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    I like useing a rubber made container for soaking snakes in. They cannot get out like in the tub or sink. Try covering up half the top of you cage with a towel or even plastic wrap ( just make sure the heat lamp is not too close). Also the substrate you use can have a big affect on humidity, what are you useing? You can also put a rubber made container in the cage that has a "mulch type substrate" in it that is kept wet and a hole in the side for your snake to enter and exit through.
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    Yeah, I agree with peublan. Get a small rubbermaid and put moist moss in it. That might help a lot.
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    You need to keep the humidity up in the tank that is why it got stuck. I would suggest putting a towel over the screen and keep a heat pad under the tank and have a big bowl of water in there above the heating pad.
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    i have done that with the pad and towel and water

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    Maybe you could try getting the snake oil. It is like a lotion but oily.
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    i have an old sponge typ thing i bought at the shore when i was a kid for all my hermit crabs... i stapled it to the top of a wipcream container and made it into a hide and maby that will work... just smells a little fishy

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    You should write some breeders and see what they say about stuck shed and even do research.
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    i have.... thats why in the first post i said i was doing all the stuff i found online to do and was asking how to go about giving a warm bath... its not like i just noticed and came on here and started asking random questions

    and as for writing breeders.. there a couple on here thats why i took the tiime to post in this forum

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