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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Brianne, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Brianne

    Brianne Member

    Hi everyone, I am new here, and new to keeping snakes. I have a male juvenile Pueblan Milksnake, named Merlin! I've been doing my research, but it seems the more I learn, the more I have to learn!

    I have a question. My enclosure temps are stable and are where they need to be, but it seems Merlin still prefers to be on the cooler end of the tank. (Or, at least this is where he is when I go searching for him at handling, or feeding times. He eats like a champ, and exhibits healthy behaviours. Is this typical? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
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  2. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    Welcome to the forums :)

    Temp ranges can and should vary, the question is why stay on the cool side? If you only have a hide on the cool side and not on the warm side you'll soon run into trouble. If your snake chooses to be on the cool side most of the time, is the warm side to hot?

    There can be many factors in the why department. If you could post your temp ranges and tank set up it would help a bit more.

    Again Welcome to the insanity :)
     
  3. Brianne

    Brianne Member

    Thanks. Temps on the cool side are 76° during the day with a bit of a drop at night. The basking end of the tank is pretty well consistently 84° during the day, dropping to 76° at night. He has both and under tank heater and a day bulb on the basking side.

    He has hides throughout his enclosure, warm, cool, and in the middle.
     
  4. Brianne

    Brianne Member

    I've added a pic of his enclosure, excuse the lack of lighting but it's night here
     

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  5. Laurah

    Laurah Member

    HI
    I'm new here. I have a 5 yr old Cuban rock iguana :)
     
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  6. Brianne

    Brianne Member

    Hi there! Nice to meet you!
     
  7. Laurah

    Laurah Member

    :)
     
  8. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Welcome to HC!
     
  9. Yonoi

    Yonoi Member

    Welcome!
     

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