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    Default Paladin's First Shed [Also, Meet Paladin]


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    Hello!

    I should have introduced myself weeks ago, but I am doing so now. I'm LittleTail and last month, I became a first time Leopard Gecko owner to a little baby. I've been calling it Paladin, even though the sex is currently unknown. I don't know how old he[or she] is, so yea.

    Anyway, yesterday I noticed Paladin was looking super grey and his color not popping. I asked a friend what was going on[he owns two snakes] and he told me my gecko was about to shed. True enough, this morning, I went to check on him, and there he was. Paladin had shedded pieces all off the tank and his color was back.

    My only concern is, there is still some skin left on his two back toes. How do I get that off? I don't want him to loose any toes over time. He is so small and wiggly, how do I get the skin off his toes.

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    Give him a soak in ~86*F water. That's a leo's PBT (preferrred body temperature).

    Poke holes in a plastic container
    Add several paper towels
    Place some water in the container
    Spray the lid and the sides
    Pop in Paladin
    Snap on the top
    Place this over your heat mat for 15+ minutes (maybe even an hour)
    Open container

    Try pressing him down on something solid (like a desk) to work on his toes.
    Use a dry q-tip with gently rolling motions over the toes

    /\ The humidity box over the heat mat may need to be tried more than once.

    I have heard coconut oil helps too.
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