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02-26-2002, 06:14 PM
I have an 11'+ .1 normal burm that i acquired a couple months ago. shes eaten and everything and seems fine, the only problem is that she has shed, but not her eyes or head, and some scales on her body seem to be turning white, but it looks like the white would peel off. i dont know anyone who's ever had anything like that happen, so if anyone could help me that would be AWESOME. thank you so much.

02-26-2002, 10:58 PM
I have two Burms myself. They are notorious for haveing a hard time shedding. Its pretty simple to fix. Just giver her a warm soak in water for about a half hour. Then, lightly rub the loose scales with your fingers and see if they come off. If not, keep soaking until they do. Pay special attention to the eyecaps and be very gentle in peeling them and the rest of the skin off. If you don't force it, it should all come off okay. If the eyecaps are realy stubborn, more than one soaking session may be required. Sometimes, they will come off with subsequent sheds too but NEVER let eyecaps collect if they don't.
 Good luck! -Heather

03-26-2002, 10:08 PM
another way to get eyecap off I have found it really effective is after soaking the animal use scotch tap and put it on the cap and it will just come right off. it works with ball python since a lot of them have shed problems

anyways hope this help

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