I'm newww :) and getting first snake today!! - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > New Owners > Newbie Advice


  #1 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2013, 09:39 AM
Egg
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 8
Default I'm newww :) and getting first snake today!!

Hello everyone I'm new to the forum so sorry if I'm posting in the wrong part! In a few hours I'll be collecting my first ever snake (4 month, female royal python) after months of research and persuading my mum she's finally given in and agreed!!
Had my rub set up and running for around 3 days now and is keeping at a steady temp of around 29/31 in hot side, should this be ok? I've got 2 hides, plant (plastic of course) and going to be using kitchen roll, I'm using the 12L rub with prorep 11x11 heat mat which covers around half of the floor and then using the mini matstat with this bit may upgrade to a pulse stat? Are they worth the extra investment? Will of course be putting pics up soon, collecting her from snakes and adders in sheffield, anyone had experience with these before? And any extra help, tips ect would be much appreciated, thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2013, 02:21 PM
Herpster's Avatar
Ultra Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: East Anglia
Posts: 1,217
Default

Sounds good!

The mini stat will be fine. As tempting as it is try not to handle it in the first 5-7 days so it has time to settle in.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Super Regular
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Posts: 184
Default

Good guys at snakes and adders, Was in there yesterday, Possibly whilst you was there as some one said they was collecting theres today.

Im certain it was you as he mentioned 12l rub etc

For now, a Ministat is fine, though personally i would look to upgrade to a pulse stat. Pulse stats are just more accurate/stable than a mini on/off stat.

Kitchen roll is also fine, Though might be worth looking into something like Repti card, Substrate is always personal preference though.

Once you got her, Let her settle in give her 5 - 7 days unhandled, then look at feeding between 7 to days , Think he said she was on mice, Might be worth keeping on these, Though majority of people change to Rats early on as you can get larger rats as they grow. Could also Consider Multimammates.

If it was you, One thin i would do is get a Digital thermometer, The Dial one he sold you can be inacurate and as much use as a chocolate fireguard, Same with Hydrometer, Always worth going Digital.



Last edited by Dnuk; 15-02-2013 at 02:49 PM.. Reason: added something about thermometer.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2013, 02:49 PM
Forum Citizen
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 300
Default

Snakes n Adders are the bomb!!! Excellent shop, by far the best in Sheffield.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Jeffers3's Avatar
Premier Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Higham Ferrers, Northants
Posts: 8,925
Reviews: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dnuk View Post

If it was you, One thin i would do is get a Digital thermometer, The Dial one he sold you can be inacurate and as much use as a chocolate fireguard, Same with Hydrometer, Always worth going Digital.


I'd suggest going to a digital one, but for different reasons. With a digital one, it's just easier to place the probe where you want it and to have the display in a more convenient location.

The obssession with "accuracy" for measuring snake viv temperatures is not necessary and unachievable for most people. The only way you will get an accurate reading is if you calibrate a thermometer properly. This is much more difficult to do than most people realise. The cheap digital thermometers used by most people are no more accurate than the cheap dial ones. Just because they display the temperature to 0.1 degree, it doesn't mean that it's correct. It's like comparing an analogue and a digital watch. Neither will be accurate unless they are set to the correct time in the first place.
GoGoplata and powerkiter like this.
__________________


Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus


“... there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.”
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
royal python

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Woo Got My First Ever Snake Today.... strongboW Snakes 19 19-02-2008 01:21 AM
Got myself another snake today moonlight Snakes 13 23-08-2007 04:59 PM
Pueblan milk snake substrate!gettin snake today mr dolittle Snakes 4 04-07-2007 03:18 PM
Got a new snake today! Hammer Man Snake Pictures 24 27-05-2006 06:00 PM
Got My Snake Today! scotty Snakes 31 09-01-2006 06:38 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)