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RE: Creating a Nest Box/Bin For Egg Laying

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Posted by: Bluerosy at Thu Apr 17 15:31:40 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Bluerosy ]  
   

None of my snakes recognize a lay box (Florida kings) as a place to lay.. So they used to always lay underneath the box.

Then I started using a sand and sphagnum mixture and just dumping that into the cage and covered it with a large heavy tile or thick glass. I piyt a water dish on top of that.

That is what I do with all my gravid snakes now and they lay a couple days after shed ..a sign that a snake is not accepting a "lay box" is they tend to wait 10 days after shed when in fact that is not what they are supposed to do.

They want to nest before laying and to do that they need a suitable nesting area.

Also never remove a water dish from a gravid females cage.. That is pure torture from them.. They need water prior to laying more than ever. I guess this practice of removing water dishes before laying started with people who use lay boxes as the snakes would get so desperate they would lay in a dish or just dump their eggs all over the cage.


   

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