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quite correct

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Posted by: 53kw at Mon Nov 22 16:04:48 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

High-octane snakes like racers and coachwhips eat on their own schedule. I offer mine food whenever I see them show interest, which is nearly every day during high-metabolism cycles. They maintain a high body temperature and get robust air exchange, which I believe helps them maintain a high metabolism. During peak activity periods, they are much more like mammals than outdated impressions of reptiles.

I've seen snakes bonding in the wild, during mating season. I don't doubt that snakes kept together form some sort of association, especially social species like garter snakes. I've kept multiple coachwhips together and they seem perfectly content. I wonder what their lives are really like in the wild? We often see only one at a time and assume that they are solitary but they may be much more attuned to their surroundings and other animals in the area than we give them credit for. They may very well know exactly where others of their own kind are, and consider themselves to be part of a society just as we do even when we're "alone".


   

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