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Snake Enrichment?

Discussion in 'Corn Snakes' started by LittleRed, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. LittleRed

    LittleRed Member

    Hello all! It's been a while since I've been on here. So I saw that my corn snake Gideon was slithering around in her cage. I thought it was odd because she sleeps at night, but anywho I took her outside for some air and photos. We have lots of potted plants out in the back and I placed her in a small one with aloe vera (after making sure no spiders or ants nests) and I started taking pictures. None of the photos turned out how I wanted them (on the digital I don't know how to use the focus) so I wanted to go inside for my manual focus film camera, but as soon as Gideon saw my hand reach for her she found a way into the dirt and burrowed under there! I started freaking out and tried digging for her but she just kept burrowing deeper! I was thinking of waiting it out until she decides to surface but I was worried she'll find something nasty so I had no choice but to carefully pull out the plant I figured she was under (I later replanted it ^_^), and there she was curled up and covered with moist dirt! I inspected to see she was alright, no cuts or anything. After all was good I took her back into my room and let her slither around my hands before putting her back into her cage. whew! After that little ordeal I got to thinking maybe she likes the feel of the earth and got inspired to put some moist eco-earth in a box so she can burrow around in when I take her out of her cage. How does that sound?
     
  2. lisas

    lisas Elite Member

    It sounds like a good idea. Mine has gone underground outside too and it was no fun pulling her out. This was in the garden, too - no pots. I use bio-active substrate, so Amber can go underground whenever she wants. In this case, its under moss. She does sometimes and also enjoys laying in the dirt under her hide box. You might want to look into a setup in her tank that can offer places to burrow, as that's where she spends most of her time. Have fun.
     
  3. Makawee

    Makawee Member

    I keep mine in a 40GB with four inches of Aspen bedding on one half, and ECO earth on the other, She loves to burrow and make tunnels :)
     
  4. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    many of my snakes enjoy having a substrate they can burrow in. Let me dig out a really adorable picture of Vlad doing it...

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    AHA!

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    Take some pictures of yours burrowing!
     

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