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RE: Substrate Temperature and Belly Burn ?

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Posted by: bragg1 at Tue Oct 30 13:03:15 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bragg1 ]  
   

I am an employee at a local pet store in California and have been keeping Kenyans for a good amount of time. So I have always used only heat pads when keeping these animals just based on the fact that they are ground boa's so in my opinion having a light and a heat pad is a little over kill. Snakes in general mostly need "belly heat" in order to in a sense wake their organs up to digest and perform normal bodily functions. I would possibly pull the heat pad off of the tank so that it does not stick to the glass and let it rest underneath on the same side you have it and let the snake tell you if it needs more or less heat based off it's placement and posible movement. I am saying if the animal is constantly moving around the cage you might need to lower the temperatures, if the animal is constantly one the hot side of the cage it might need more heat spread out around the cage. Hopefully this helps you out! GOOD luck! These are great animals!


   

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