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strange behavior with baby dums

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Posted by: 724hp at Fri Aug 13 14:25:49 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 724hp ]  
   

a couple weeks ago i got a pair of month old healthy baby dums. they are eating fuzzy mice or pinkie rats every 5 days without hesitation. I've got each of them temporarily quarentined in their own 5.5gal in a seperate room from my other snakes. i've provided aspen substrate, 1 hide over the heat pad, small branch (i'm in the habit of giving all my snakes a branch), and a good sized water bowl. the cages are in a room that stays about 75 with the warm area of their cage maintaining about 85 24/7.
the strange part is that the female thinks she's a tree boa... she will not come down off her branch or the top of her hide unless i pull her off and set her down on the aspen, but the next morning she's always up on her branch. also neither snake stays on the warm side, even after eating and neither snake ever burrows. i realize that this probably isn't a problem, i just find it to be very strange behavior for dumeril's boas. any one else have babies act like this?


   

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