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How often do snakes shed their skin?

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asked Dec 3, 2013 in Snakes by anonymous

1 Answer

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Snakes shed their skin to rid themselves of parasites  and to give them room to grow. It depends on species, diet and age of the snake, but most shed their skins 2 to 4 times per year. Young snakes that are still growing may shed their skin every 2 weeks.
answered Dec 25, 2013 by (36,420 points)