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Most reptiles shed their skin, a process referred to as Ecdysis. The exact frequency of the shedding depends on a lot of things, with species and age being two of the major contributing factors.
Snakes shed or "slough" their skin in one piece, as opposed to lizards, who do so in pieces. In general, snakes will slough at least once a month. Younger snakes and other reptiles will shed more frequently than adults because they are in a growing process.
For detailed shedding information specific to your unique reptilian friend, consult with your local veterinarian.
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