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Old 10-26-17, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hiding after eating

I was just wondering if it was normal for my BRB to hide after eating?
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Old 10-26-17, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hiding after eating

Hiding under or near the heat?
Yes.
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Re: Hiding after eating

She is in her cool hide which is 77-80°is that still ok?
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Re: Hiding after eating

Straight after eating isn't normal, I wouldn't think, unless there is something different about boas I don't know.
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Re: Hiding after eating

I don't keep BRBs but I have some snakes that will hang out on their cool sides after eating. I have others that head straight to their warm hides after a meal. As long as your snake has a proper thermal gradient it will find the place where it's most comfortable.
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I don't keep BRBs but I have some snakes that will hang out on their cool sides after eating. I have others that head straight to their warm hides after a meal. As long as your snake has a proper thermal gradient it will find the place where it's most comfortable.
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Re: Hiding after eating

It doesn't sound like cause for concern. While most boas and pythons do like to lay on the heat after a meal, Brazilian rainbow boas prefer slightly cooler temps, and seem less likely to utilize a hot spot.
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Re: Hiding after eating

I will agree with this. My BRB spends 90% of its time in the cold hide.

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It doesn't sound like cause for concern. While most boas and pythons do like to lay on the heat after a meal, Brazilian rainbow boas prefer slightly cooler temps, and seem less likely to utilize a hot spot.
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I will agree with this. My BRB spends 90% of its time in the cold hide.
Ok thank you that makes me feel better 😃 I was worried that maybe the hot side was to warm cuz she is on her cool side almost all the time
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Re: Hiding after eating

Yup, normal. A lot times, they won't go straight to the heat. They're already making some heat naturally through the digestive process. Once their digestion stabilizes, they may move closer to the heat, but I definitely wouldn't worry about it. As long as they have the gradient, they can regulate their own temperatures.
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