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Old 02-22-18, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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very strange behavior of my python

Hello.
I have 7 month carpet python.
First she had 9.5 Liters box to live.

She usually lay on that branches at nights. After she was eating she was moving to her hide box where there is 33C and stay there 2 days.

Now I have made new enclosure for her.

New enclosure is 10 times bigger. She was in her hide box 4 days and yesterday she has shed and all night she was searching a way to escape. She didn't lay on branches at all. Mostly she trying get through a glass.

Tonight I feed her and she went to her warm hide box.
After 5 min I noticed she didn't rest but try to escape again.


She had her old hide box so she should stay calm as hide box has her scent.
After that I placed her old enclosure into new one. After I directed her to her hide box she was enter her head and right after come back and try escape again.

After About 10 min trying to escape she went to her hide box finally and now she is resting there.
Why she behave herself like that ?
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Old 02-22-18, 11:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: very strange behavior of my python

I think snakes tend to be very inquisitive and on the lookout for escape routes whenever they're placed in a new environment. Nice looking carpet there Kazz. I like the enclosure and branches too.
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I think snakes tend to be very inquisitive and on the lookout for escape routes whenever they're placed in a new environment.
She didn't try escape when she was in her small previous enclosure.
When I see how she try escape I am so sorry for that. I think she heel herself uncomfortable. So I open her viv and ask her what's the matter ))) and she try go down on a floor.
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I didn't think so. The matter when I let her explore my table she very often go to speakers and never come back.


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Nice looking carpet there Kazz. I like the enclosure and branches too.
Oh thanks. I still wanna place some bushes to look a little bit more natural.
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I would add another hide and some artificial plants to give it more hide options.
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I would add another hide and some artificial plants to give it more hide options.
I wanna make decor but don't wanna use a foam and paints. So may be a lot of branches in a row. Still don't know.
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Old 02-26-18, 06:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: very strange behavior of my python

I agree, I'd add some cover to add some security. I'm not sure how common pet stores are in your country, but if you have any around, maybe see if they have some affordable fake plant options. You can also look up YouTube videos, there's lots of non-toxic snake specific decor videos online that may be able to give you some inspiration.

Other than that, exploration behavior is quite normal in snakes, even right after a meal. They stay in feed mode anywhere from a few hours to a few days after eating, and then after that will generally hide away.
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You can also look up YouTube videos, there's lots of non-toxic snake specific decor videos online that may be able to give you some inspiration.
what are key words to search ?

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Other than that, exploration behavior is quite normal in snakes, even right after a meal. They stay in feed mode anywhere from a few hours to a few days after eating, and then after that will generally hide away.
So is this Ok she stick herself in any hole at night making a lot of noise ?

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So is this Ok she stick herself in any hole at night making a lot of noise ?

Thanks for your reply.
are you saying she goes towards sound?
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are you saying she goes towards sound?
no. She crawls under paper and makes a lot of noise. I am going place dry Sphagnum on a floor. Can I ? She goes to a light towards a glass side.
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Re: very strange behavior of my python

You should be able to find the videos by searching for homemade reptile decor, or DIY reptile decor.

Yup, they can be noisy when exploring, so long as it isn't hurting itself, such as with nose rub, and husbandry is good, I wouldn't worry too much.

If you put sphagnum moss on the floor, I'd suggest taking the newspaper out and just covering the floor with it, or the newspaper could mold. You could also make a humid hide and just stuff that with moss. Something like a tub with just one entrance hole should be fine, you don't want to use something porous like cardboard here.

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You should be able to find the videos by searching for homemade reptile decor, or DIY reptile decor.
Almost all ppl use styrofoam to decor. I don't think it's a good idea. Styrofoam is quite dad stuff due to oxidation. I know there is a lot bad materials in ppl's flats but I'd like make something healthier for a snake.

I know about humidity box but my snake like warm hide box and never use cold one. May be I will make a large hide box so it would contain humidity box.
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If you put sphagnum moss on the floor, I'd suggest taking the newspaper out and just covering the floor with it, or the newspaper could mold.
I can use as substrate sphagnum moss or pine bark
What would be best for carpet and easy to to remove excrement ?
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pine is generally considered toxic to snakes but there are some pine products marketed for reptiles. I just avoid it all to be safe, but I have plenty of options. You might not.
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I don't recommend either substrate unfortunately. Cypress repels water once dried, which isn't good for humidity. Not that a carpet needs much, but you still want a moderate amount from what I understand.

As for the pine bark, the oils are toxic to snakes, and can cause RIs over a long period of time. It isn't even recommended for mammals without a highly ventilated area.

What other sorts of beddings do you have at your disposal?
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@bigsnakegirl785, IDvsEGO what about sphagnum or just a paper is ok?

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