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RE: Milk Snake Behavior Question

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Posted by: joecop at Tue Jan 29 22:11:37 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joecop ]  
   

Could be a number of reasons for the sudden onset of movement. The animal could be looking for someplace to brumate (in the mid 50's or so) and does not have the option in the set up that is provided. The animal could be hungry and looking for food. My snakes will move around a bunch for both of the above reasons. As far as the hot spot goes, you seem to have a fairly good gradient, but I can bet that animal uses that hot spot. The snake might not sit there long if the temps are high, but probably does use it. IMO it is a good idea to have it available if the animal is kept up for the winter and EATING. They also use the higher temps to fight off infection, parasites, ect. In short, if your animal is still being fed I would keep the option for the hot spot there.


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