Note to Snake Owners

It’s a quiet evening, with Yig swimming around and around in a Rubbermaid tub, trying to scrape the skin off her body.  Given the friction inherent in smooth plastic, this isn’t going well, but at least she’s moisturized.

If your snake is having a little trouble shedding, please do not use baby oil to remove the remainder of the scales.  It will, but it will also remove enough other scales that the snake will shrug its shoulders – metaphorically speaking – and decide that what it really needs to do is shed again and make both it and its owner miserable all over again.  I don’t care what the vet says.

Good night.

Published in: on September 2, 2010 at 11:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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