Do the bellies of young milk snakes "blue" before shed?

Hi all,

I’ve a baby pueblan milk snake. I’ve had her since about October 4th, and haven’t seen a shed yet (although she came to me with a stuck eye cap, which came off with a humid hide.)

I’ve noticed today her belly has become noticeably bluer/milky. It’s like the photos I see of snakes with eyes that color, but it’s on her stomach. Currently her eyes seem clear, but she’s so small that if they were blue I might not be able to tell. However, her belly is very blue.

Is that a “sign” of impending shed? I saw some threads about ball pythons and “pink” bellies, but she’s not a ball, so I’m wondering if “blue” bellies is a thing for milk snakes.

Thanks for any insight!

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I have an Arizona Mountain kingsnake, and he turns blueish when he is going into shed. It is a sign of shedding for your snake as well.

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Yep. My MBK is blue as we speak!

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My albino striped black rat snake also turned blueish with the one shed she has had with me. I think it might just be a thing with colubrids in general?

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the reassurance.

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