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Water Bowl Heating Up

Discussion in 'HH General Discussion' started by mikeyp03, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. mikeyp03

    mikeyp03 Elite Member

    So after finishing my enclosure I'm noticing an issue.

    On the warm side its 86, on the cool side its 79. The water bowl is on the cool side.....and the water temp is 80. The main source of heat is a 150w CHE, and some heat comes off of the 24" 18w fluorescent.

    I've never had a terrarium set up so well, (I'm used to aquariums for my snakes) SO now I'm just wondering if the water temp is ok.... Will they drink the water when it is that warm?
  2. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Yes they will. It should be fine. They actually prefer warmish water for drinking and soaking.
  3. mikeyp03

    mikeyp03 Elite Member

    OK thanks!
    I've actually never seen any of my snakes soak.....maybe now I know the reason, the water was probably too cold before:p
  4. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Yep. Being cold blooded they wouldn't want to soak in cold water as it will lower their body temp. Well they would want the cold water if the cage was too hot but that's about it.

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