Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

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Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby MrSpectrum » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:57 am

Here it is...
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Left (Right side of face): Upper lip & nostril
Right (Left side of face): Corner of mouth & nostril

Didn't notice it before, because he does have some white markings along his lips and face between mouth and eyes--both sides.

My first thought was a bath & soft toothbrush treatment, but unlike other areas like tail & feet, I don't want to get his face/head wet lest it spark an URI. :(

Next thought was to firmly get ahold of him (wrapping if necessary) and go at it with same wettened soft toothbrush. :?:

Conundrum: :? Undermining our already tentative relationship, which in recent days has been improving. Don't want to mess that up. :?
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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:05 am

Let it be. If it bothers him enough he will rub his face against something rough to help. Otherwise, shedding VERY rarely requires human intervention at all.
I am actually pretty strictly against helping shed, but that's just my thoughts and opinions.

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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby MrSpectrum » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:34 am

Likewise, but last time he shed his head was weeks ago, and like I said, I didn't even notice this until this morning. At least one of his nostrils appears plugged; haven't noticed any breathing issues.

I can let it go, but if it's still there after his next head-shed and building layers... "Ah'll be back!"
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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:36 am

IME, lip sheds are weird. They tend to start before the head shed for me. Oh and for my dragons too.. :mrgreen:

You have a perpetual shedder, maybe he's just getting ready bust out of his skin again.

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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby DragonPete » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:08 pm

claudiusx wrote:IME, lip sheds are weird. They tend to start before the head shed for me. Oh and for my dragons too.. :mrgreen:

You have a perpetual shedder, maybe he's just getting ready bust out of his skin again.

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😆 Aren't they all, perpetual shedders, when young? Seems like some part of them are always shedding since they grow so fast! Shedding pics crack me up and Brandon, you have some of the best!
Lol!😂
Z looks so cute with his little peely face. 🤗
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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby MrSpectrum » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:29 pm

UPDATE:

After the previous exchange, when I went back to give him his salad & num-nums for lunch, some of it had already peeled... THAT was fast! :lol:

The piece covering his left nostril was hanging off like a dangling chad (remember that one folks? :lol: ) and fluttered as he exhaled. DW thought it was hi-larious, and we both wondered if it sounded to him like a whistling booger... Yeah, I know... TMI! :bleick:

It's only now that I notice his head is just beginning to look a bit hazy--still a good week or two from popping.

This seems worthy of a new nickname... Mealy-maw? :roll:
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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby DragonPete » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:54 pm

OMG yes! I remember the hanging chads.🙄 Again, we show our age.
Glad to hear the shed is coming off though. 👍
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Re: Oh Boy, Another Stuck Shed Thread...

Postby Claudiusx » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:37 pm

You Old'folks with your hip young lingos.

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