I read that when a ball python is going to shed his eyes look grey and he looks kind of chalky (for lack of a better word). Well, Sly, my ball python, has both, but my question is this... does shedding have to do with a python's appetite? Thanks.
Nik

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does shedding have to do with a python's appetite? Thanks. Nik

Generally snakes won't eat if they're about to shed. That being said my corn had refused feeds for two weeks. Her due date for feeding came up and she had just lost the "chalky" pre-shed look so she was going to shed within the next day or two.
I put her in a feeding tub with a f/t furry. I opened the tub to find the snake had started shedding, she had shed down to her neck, the furry was stuck in her mouth, it seemed to be too big for her (she had eaten that size no problem before), as it was half out of her mouth and the furry had burst. I took the mouse from her and gave it to the cat (who had it eaten within seconds) and left her to shed.
The next day I offered her food again, which she gladly accepted