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Old 10-08-2019, 01:45 PM   #1
barett
New snake owner :)

So I got my first baby snake. I have a question...or two haha. The first day he was on the warm side (at 87 degrees). Yesterday and this morning he was in his tree on the cool side. Is that normal that they will be off the warm side for so long?
 
Old 10-08-2019, 02:08 PM   #2
blacktip
It's perfectly normal. My snake usually only uses the warm hide right after he eats. They are very good at regulating their body temperatures and will stay wherever they are comfortable.
 
Old 10-08-2019, 02:09 PM   #3
barett
That is what I figured. The cool side is pretty cool is why I am asking. In the 60s.
 
Old 10-08-2019, 03:09 PM   #4
67temp
Most of mine have ambient/cool side in the mid to high 70's even then alot of them spent a decent amount of time near their water where it's a few degrees cooler.
 
Old 10-09-2019, 02:17 AM   #5
BCRRT
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So I got my first baby snake. I have a question...or two haha. The first day he was on the warm side (at 87 degrees). Yesterday and this morning he was in his tree on the cool side. Is that normal that they will be off the warm side for so long?


I am also a newbie and was wondering the same thing because my cornsnake seems to do the same thing. She seems to prefer the cool side. I even switched places with her hides thinking she might have liked the bigger one better but she still usually stays on the cool side. The warm hide shows around 85 degrees. Is it ok that she is fairly cool to the touch when I get her out and she has been in her cool hide?


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Old 10-10-2019, 10:29 AM   #6
barett
So the little guy ate last night no problem. Took the pinkie from the tongs and swallowes it down. Now he is in this warm hide. How excited am I haha.
 
Old 10-16-2019, 12:37 PM   #7
DeuceRon
As long as you have a warm side for him/her to go to, itíll be fine. Mine doe the same thing.
 
Old 10-16-2019, 12:49 PM   #8
barett
He is ok with temps. Now I have to figure out how to handle him. he is super strikey and that freaks me a little. Just the surprise of it all. I know it will not hurt. But it scared me the other day. I will try again tonight and breathe through it.
 
Old 10-22-2019, 09:01 AM   #9
DeuceRon
I was the same way with mine. At first, I used one of those small snake hooks, so that I could get him in the air and easy to grab. Sometimes the grabbing of them with your hands will freak them out until they are used to you.
It only took a few times and then my snake was comfortable and the hook is now a dust collector.
Good luck!
 
Old 10-23-2019, 01:51 AM   #10
Averysmom
Congrats on your new snake! Iíve only had my snake as an adult so I canít say I know what itís like to have a snake striking at you. Iím sure Iíd be nervous as well. One thing that might help with the process is that you can condition the snake to expect to be held by rubbing it with a snake hook or in my case I just take an empty paper towel roll and touch him with it before I handle him so he knows handling time is coming. Lessens the chance of him thinking that you might be feeding him as well.


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