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RE: Honduran Behaving unusally

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Posted by: markg at Fri Aug 19 14:38:24 2016  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

This not necessarily unusual for this time of year. Refusing food is often part of it.

In the wild, snakes would be moving to areas to better deal with cooler or drier or wetter conditions, yes, even in Central America. Seasonal changes can bring about restlessness.

Make sure to have a large cool area in the cage, and you would do well to give the snake a moist hide (CoolWhip container filled with sphagnum moss works great, big hole cut into lid).

But yeah, I have some Nelson's milks, and they always get restless in Spring and Fall. They will stop feeding on their own in a few weeks. In Fall, providing a big cool area helps alot. As long as the snake can stay cool and not burn calories quickly, they are fine. You may still provide a warm spot, but use an undertank heater. Lights are not good for milksnake cages - too dessicating.

Also, check for snake mites just in case. Tiny black dots moving around on the snake or in the water bowl.


   

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