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RE: Help with trans pecos rat snake

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Posted by: ecmartens at Wed Oct 16 20:43:16 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ecmartens ]  
   

Thanks again Toby,

Come to think of it, a behavior that occurred at the same time as the eating problems was "extra activity, searching and digging in the substrate, even when the lights were on". I thought this might be seasonal activity such as searching for a mate, but maybe he's just not comfortable?

I keep all of my snakes in one room, too, with lights on a timer and an outside window. The problems began at the same time as setting up the summer timer with longer daylight. I've been reducing the photoperiod since we're getting into fall and my colder climate snakes will be starting brumation in late November. But, the suboc really thrived when he was out of that room on a shorter photoperiod and with a lot more natural lighting at sunset. For example, he would reliably come out and climb in his limbs just after the lights went out almost every night.

So, maybe its worth bringing him back out on his own to see how he does? I've already added two additional hides and will get substrate to make two of them moist tomorrow.

Eric


   

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