Advertisement I've purchased 4 snakes from trade shows over the last two months. Two of the snakes had issues with shedding. One, a young female woma, ate(go figure) then shed the day after I got her home. The second, a female ball python, had major issues that went unnoticed. She needed help getting the entire shed off including eye caps, nostrils, vent, everything. The scariest part was the all python went two months without eating and was showing signs of malnutrition. Once I got her feeding fine and she started putting on weight. Her old skin started splitting and I went ahead and took it off. She instantly went into blue and shed days later on her own. Now my rant. I can recognize when any of my snakes are about to enter shed, weeks before they start. I can't really tell with a snake new to me unless the eyes are cloudy. Neither of these snakes had cloudy eyes at the show. Neither had cloudy eyes when I got them home. I know the eyes clear up shortly before the shedding process actually starts. So, the vendors took a snake that was days away from a shed, put it in a small show container where it didn't have room to shed. Then they didn't mention it to me.