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    I think my snake is shedding again? And a question about weight.

    Hi, he shed on January 1st 2019 and I noticed yesterday his eyes were foggy again. Is it too soon for another shed? Is he just growing? I was feeding him 1 pinky a week but he seemed like he was starving. So I switched to 1 fuzzy every 8-9 days. when I fed him the pinky he would continue to hunt for a good 15 min after, that's why I switched to a fuzzy. Now he just gulps it down and chills. He is an eastern and he was 18 inches when i first caught him, i haven't measured him sense. What is a weight range that is healthy for him? Is it normal that he is having another shed so soon?

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    Re: I think my snake is shedding again? And a question about weight.

    Just a quick note: it is officially spring here. But still chilly. Could this be why he is shedding? He is WC.

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    Re: I think my snake is shedding again? And a question about weight.

    With the right food and home these young snakes can grow quickly. I've had some that shed every month for 6 months. Keep a notebook on sheds and weight so you have a reference to look back on.
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    Re: I think my snake is shedding again? And a question about weight.

    Thank you for answering. I will most definitely keep a record of weight, length and shed from now on. I appricate your help! I only know so much about garter snakes and I get worried very easily! That's partly why I joined this forum. So much knowledge here.
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    With the right food and home these young snakes can grow quickly. I've had some that shed every month for 6 months. Keep a notebook on sheds and weight so you have a reference to look back on.
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