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How do you know if they enjoy it?
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:36 AM   #1
Glasgowiain
How do you know if they enjoy it?

Hey, decided to give Slim a bath today, ( small amount of tepid water in a clean sink) he was moving back and forth through the water fairly quickly. Is this a sign he was enjoying it?


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Old 12-21-2018, 12:07 PM   #2
Dragonling
Snakes aren't like puppies. Quick movement is typically out of stress, not happy excitement. The only exception might be a male chasing a female, but "enjoyment" is a bit too complex an emotion to ascribe to our very simple-brained reptiles.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
Twolunger
I've never had a corn snake that enjoyed a bath. I only soak them if there was the rare shedding problem, or if I suspected an impaction. Even then they leap, if a snake can leap, out of the water and are glad to be dried with a soft towel.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 05:33 PM   #4
GeneticsWizard
I agree with both responses above. Unless there's a specific problem you're trying to remedy, I don't recommend giving your corn snake a "bath". It sounds to me like it caused your snake stress, which is to be avoided whenever possible.

Good luck with "Slim"!
 
Old 12-21-2018, 05:47 PM   #5
Glasgowiain
Thanks for the replies, I've read so many differing opinions about every aspect of what should/should not be done.
Last shed had a couple of bits left , and wanted to make make sure this time it would be better.
If it causes stress though I won't be doing it again.
Thanks again folks.

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Old 12-21-2018, 06:01 PM   #6
Twolunger
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Originally Posted by Glasgowiain View Post
Thanks for the replies, I've read so many differing opinions about every aspect of what should/should not be done.
Last shed had a couple of bits left , and wanted to make make sure this time it would be better.
If it causes stress though I won't be doing it again.
Thanks again folks.

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Don't worry about it too much. The snake will quickly forgive you. Your intentions were good.
 
Old 12-21-2018, 11:28 PM   #7
chris68
Just bump his humidity up with a bigger water dish, a substrate that holdshumidity better, like coco husk or cypress, and/or consider adding a "humid hide" if his cage has room. He doesn't need a bath, just a little more humidity it sounds like
 

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