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How long does it take for a ball python to shed?

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It usually takes around 36 hours for a ball python to shed after it first begins to show signs of the moulting process starting. Three tell-tale signs of shedding are the stomach turning pink, the skin becoming dull and the eyes getting milky.

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Ball pythons shed around every four to six weeks depending on their age. Younger pythons shed more than older ones. Shedding provides the ball python with room to grow and a better moisture barrier. Pythons that are living in a warm environment shed regularly, but pythons living in the cold winter only moult roughly once during the winter.

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