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RE: Cooling Rosys?

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Posted by: rosybozo at Thu Oct 14 13:17:46 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rosybozo ]  
   

I only hibernate boas that are going to breed, and babies that won't eat at all.

In case you do decide to cool them, this is what I do.
Around thanksgiving I turn the heat down to 55-60 degrees, giving about a day or so for it to drop down. DO NOT feed them for several weeks before cooling, and be sure that they have processed and defecated out all food items before cooling.

During hibernation they do not eat. You will want to offer water periodically, but don't leave it in all the time to keep humidity down.
On valentines day I turn the heat back on. Give them a couple days and feed them a small food item. The snakes will typically be hungry. After the first small food item I return to normal sized items.


   

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