How Often Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?


An older snake may shed its skin only once or twice a year, but a younger, still-growing snake, may shed up to four times a year. Some species shed skins on a bi-monthly basis.
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This depends on the type of snake. Black snakes shed their skin up to twenty times per year whereas corn snakes shed their skin about ten times per year.
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Snakes shed as often as every few weeks to months, depending on how fast they grow, and their species. Their environment and activity level can also effect how often it happens.
every 8-46 weeks thats a long time lol
The outer layer of a snake's skin is continually shed as it grows from a hatchling into an adult. This is because the snake's skin does not actually grow with the snake as it gets
Snakes shed their skin 4-8 times per year.
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