Hi, This is my first post and I’m hoping for some good advice. A little bit of a background story is that a close friend of mine is moving to Australia very soon, He had a ball python and he asked me if I wanted to take care of it, I’ve always wanted a snake and with a little research I found ball pythons a good entry level. Basically when I received the snake and did more research on the care and needs a few things struck me, the cage is around 120cm width and 30cm length, the snake I believe stretched out would be longer then the minimum of 150cm, so I’m going to pick him a new cage up, secondary he has a really really bad shed, he his shedding in really tiny amounts, I’ve read into this a little and seen that this is usually due to humidity, I’m trying my upmost best to create a really high humidity level for the snake hoping it will give him a better shed, he seems perfect in behaviour, he explores when we have him out of his vivarium and he loves his hideout, I’ve had him 2 days now and when I got him I got told he was due a feed and clean out, therefore I cleaned him out when I got him and I fed him a day later, he took the food perfectly with no issues. Long story short I feel like he’s not had the best of care however I’ve read that they don’t eat it they are stressed and some other stuff so I’m just wandering if he is happy? I’m also looking for advice on set ups, especially substrate, I see a lot of people who give advice use coconut fibre, I’m currently using hemp as that what he came with. Basically I just need as much advice as possible, I’ve done research but in terms of his bad shedding how do I help this, will it just take longer to shed or will I have to assist him? Thanks in advance for response Haydn.