Yes, the snake is still around, albeit slightly bigger and older. What to do if you find a shed snake skin Snakes are creatures that instill in us a fear that is so deeply rooted and not many animals can be able to match this. Poor shedding is the most common health problem snake keepers face. Gently straighten the skin and stretch it out to air dry. For a snake having problems with shedding, you can try soaking the snake in a tub of warm water a few times a day. Let’s fix this! When a snake retains its skin by the time its next shed comes around, the situation becomes more problematic. As shedding time approaches, you’ll typically notice that your snake’s eyes (and, to a lesser extent, his body skin) will clear up a bit. Sometimes poor shedding is chronic and a sign something is either wrong with the snake, or its set-up. Properly remove the shed skin from the enclosure and scan the reptile for any remaining skin. Interrupting any stage of this completely natural process may result in abnormal skin shedding. The snake will generally show no interest in eating, and there is no need to try to force food upon the snake. Make sure the water covers the body but is not too deep or your snake may drown, and supervise your snake during the soak. A day or two later, you’ll likely start to see your snake crawling around the enclosure. Other animals also tend to put snakes in a very special category. You may even notice that he’s rubbing his nose on things in the habitat. Try to remove the shed skin from your snake’s cage as soon as possible; the sooner you remove the skin from the cage, the easier it will be to straighten any folded or inverted portions, as the skin will still be moist.