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    Default Baby crested gecko stuck shed. a tad worried...


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    Hi all baby seems to be doing fine in its new bioactive enclosure.
    First two days he was active and doing what they do best.

    He then started to shed on the 3rd day and it was a bad shed his hed seems clear and we got most of the shed off his back.

    Its now the 5th day and he still has stuck shed on his legs and complete tail.
    We have read posts about how to help him she with the sauna method for 15 min and then try using a wet luke warm qtip.

    The shed just does not want to come off and if we roll the q tip any harder it will hurt him as he is still a baby.

    We have done the sauna method twice now with very little progress. As far as i can tell this is the first shed cycle with stuck shed. Should we let him be or repeat the sauna process every day? His belly also still has stuck shed which seems very scary to handle as he is so small.

    I have read the horror stories about stuck shed so we are a tad worried at this point.
    His enclosure is usually 70 to 80% humidity, recently we have bumped it up to about 80 -90%.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Allow it to sit in a container with wet paper towels for a half hour or so. Then, use a wet paper towel to grip the foot, and peel off the skin. This works much better than q tips.
    The sooner you remove the skin, the likelier you will be to prevent toe loss.
    Don’t expect the gecko to like this procedure.

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