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    thamnophis puniceus Lori P's Avatar
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    Retained eye cap or injury?

    Guys, just noticed this on Curious-- retained eye cap or injury??



    Thanks...
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    i dont have any experience with this but i think it looks like a retained eye cap
    preggers had an eye injury but it didn't look like that you could still see through her eye cap
    ~~~Kevin~~~
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    Hmmm... Yes it looks like a retained cap... I had a juvie yellowbelly racer who was WC with a retained eyecap like that. He was in shed again at the time so it came uf with some gentle help at the next shed. Scared the $^%! out of me though. DOn has him now I think...
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    So... I sprayed some Shed Aid on him this morning but that cap didn't budge. I was scared to pull and pry!!!! Please send any more tips?? How do I know if I'm hurting him or pulling too hard???
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    i have heard of someone else on here using a piece of tape to get it off
    ~~~Kevin~~~
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    He was sooo squiggly and we tried some tape but were squeamish about it. I'm just afraid I'm going to hurt him. Sigh... ok, send me strength to try again tonite... if I pull his eye out at least he gets to wear a cool eye patch, right??!!
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    well thats true good luck lori but i dont think you will ull his eye out
    ~~~Kevin~~~
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    We have had a couple retained eye caps, I spray each day with the shed aid and let the snake do the rest.

    The critter will rub it off as it loosens.

    Not to long ago Limon had a stuck eye cap, I kept it damp with shed aid and in 3 days Limon rubbed it off himself.

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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    Oooooh thank you!!!! I'll try the less invasive approach!!! :-)
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    Re: Retained eye cap or injury?

    And if that fails, just do the tape trick; My female parietalis came with two retained caps and with little effort on my part using tape I was able to get them off. Although there WAS a lot of musk, possibly because I had to hold the snake with one hand and "pry" the caps off with the other. :P
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