So I picked up my boa yesterday. He's 2 years old and probably 5.5-6 feet long, and thick. He came with a 40 breeder so that's what he's in for the time being (I have some 4x2 AP cages on the way). I've got a Fluker mat going and his temps are 90 on the warm end, 93 right on the mat (this is with my thermometer's probe, I don't have my tempgun yet), and 80 on the cool side (my room temp is 78 so the cool end isn't really being effected by the heat at all). Humidity is 60%. Here's my questions: He's been on newspaper. I know it's easy and a lot of people use it, I've used it in the past. But is there any problem switching to coir (coco fiber)? It just looks better, and is probably better on humidity. I mean besides the obvious issue of feeding him a wet rat and having him swallow a bunch of it, I know I'd have to avoid that. He's been eating 2 large rats a week. He's not fat, I mean I'm not seeing skin between the scales or any of that. I'm planning to go back to one rat a week, seems like a bit healthier but I'm open to thoughts. He's been soaking - a lot. As in he got in the water sometime last night and he's been in most of the day, so he's heading toward 24 hours in the water. I had his water on the cool end and I was thinking maybe he wanted to be on the cool end so being in the water was easier, so I moved it to the middle but he's still hanging out in there. He ate on Saturday a few hours before I got him, not sure if that might be it. Also he doesn't look to be heading for a shed, some of my snakes used to soak at shedding time. This guy was very well taken care of, I definitely want to continue that.