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Some snakes will go off food for a week or two before completing a shed. The soaking is good to help loosen the skin. Reason for a snake to go off food, would be stress from handling, high traffic area and illness. You can try scenting the food by soak in a chicken broth, or try a different feeder to try and entice feeding. a Hamster pup may work to create interest. You will want to double check temps and light cycle which can also affect feeding and shedding.
If nothing seems to resolve the issues you are seeing, then a Herp Vet visit for a fecal, blood work and a Vitamin shot will be what is needed to get to the bottom of this problem.
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