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Old 20-10-2019, 12:16 AM
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Hi Guys hope you're all well I don't normally post on here regarding my snakes BUT I have a strange one I have 2 western fox snakes a male and female both kept at 28.5c not too hot for a fox snake and I've always kept them at that but just recently the female will drink a whole bowl of water a day.. At least I presuming she is I can't feel any wet around the water bowl to suggest she's bsthing in her water bowl plus she's in the hot end so I'm presuming she's not too hot.. She eats sheds and pop's fine so I'm not sure what it could be?

I've got a 9 foot stinking goddess that drinks less, am I overthinhking this? They are both 4 years old (the fox snakes)

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Old 20-10-2019, 12:17 AM
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Hi Guys hope you're all well I don't normally post on here regarding my snakes BUT I have a strange one I have 2 western fox snakes a male and female both kept at 28.5c not too hot for a fox snake and I've always kept them at that but just recently the female will drink a whole bowl of water a day.. At least I presuming she is I can't feel any wet around the water bowl to suggest she's bsthing in her water bowl plus she's in the hot end so I'm presuming she's not too hot.. She eats sheds and pop's fine so I'm not sure what it could be?

I've got a 9 foot stinking goddess that drinks less, am I overthinhking this? They are both 4 years old (the fox snakes)

Thanks guys.
The only suggestion I have would be a an issue with the kidneys. Is she producing usual amount of urates?
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Old 20-10-2019, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the reply, As in is she going to toilet? It seems to be OK none less than normal
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No chance of a stat having failed and hotter temps leading to evaporation or anything like that?
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Thanks for the reply, As in is she going to toilet? It seems to be OK none less than normal
Yes, sometimes high fat content in rodents/overfeeding can cause issues with the kidneys in snakes. Itís probably worth contacting a reptile specialist vet to get it checked out
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Old 20-10-2019, 12:24 AM
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I don't think so I'll check the stat now to see if the temp drops when I adjust it.. My first thought would be shes too hot.. But she sits in the hot end not trying to sound like a douche I've kept snakes for 5 years now and not seek this problem it's weird that being said I'm not catching her drinking it the water bowl is full now so I'll see what it's like in the morning
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Old 20-10-2019, 12:25 AM
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I feed my fox snakes every two weeks so I'm. Not sure it would /could be that but you never know 🤔
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Old 20-10-2019, 03:10 AM
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Update : I've moved the water dish to the to the far left of the viv (from the middle) to eliminate evaporation although all my other water bowls are in same position in other vivs. I've filled to the top, I'll check in the morning.. Thanks again guys
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