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Old 01-06-04, 09:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes. Many snakes (including Cal Kings and some Milks) will not breed without a period of brumation. It's not really hibernation because they are not sleeping - it's just a period of inactivity due to cold temperatures. It's also believed that the cooling period aids in sperm production in the male. And even if you're not breeding, its sure nice to have 3 months off from feeding duties.
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