I just got a boa constrictor on Sunday and I love him to death already! In his cage I put a tstat and a thermometer right by eachother. On Monday I had school so I left and instantly had a bad feeling, I thought I set the cage at 95 degrees which is a little hotter than I wanted. So the day felt like forever because I was worried. When I got home I looked and saw that he had pushed the tstat over to the cold side. So the cage got 105 degrees in the center of the basking spot (where he was) so I turned the light off and put cold water on him to bring his temp down. Then I taped the tstat and thermometer to the bottom of the cage and poked a hole through the paper. So it sticks up. All was well till I got home today and found him coile in top of it and the temp was 102 degrees so again I turned the lights off and watered him down. I'm really afraid of him doing it again. What should I do? How should I position the tstat probe? I have a rock, could I run the probe up onto the rock so he won't coil up on it? I'm still afraid he will though? I have a ceramic heat emitter and a new thermometer/hydrometer and some other stuff coming in the mail. What's your advice?! How can I keep my snake from cooking to death??!?