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Paddle tail newt frequently shedding skin

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Hello,

I have a male paddle tail newt who i have had for nearly four years.
It was usually a rare sight to see him shed his skin but i have noticed it happen about three times in the past three weeks. Is this normal? Its always coming off in one and he eats it after- it's never flakey, theres no signs of fungus or mites.
The only thing I can think would cause a change was that he managed to get out of the tank during the day a few weeks ago and when I found him he was quite dry. He has perked up since and is behaving "normally" and is eating fine.



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Well, he seems fine to me. But how old is he? He might just be growing really fast.



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