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  1. Snakes
    I know some people recommend brumation for corn snakes, I have my corn over a year now and never tried it yet, mainly due to the fact I have no where to place him with ideal brumation temps. Currently my corn snakes cool side temps are between 18-20C, I heat with a ceramic heater and have a...
  2. Snakes
    I have a year old (CB19) Kunashir Island Japanese rat snake, he has been refusing food since early October and getting restless in his enclosure so I think getting ready for a winter cool down. I will give him another week at current temperatures to make sure his system is clear and then start...
  3. Snakes
    just looking for some input. i am planning to brumate my russian rat snake but he is being funny. he refused his feed yesterday and wouldnt strike the previous one but took it when i left it in. he also isnt defecating in a normal time, the last few weeks he has been slow about it (roughly every...
  4. Snakes
    First year of breeding and was going to brumate my male hognose in a wine cooler. But its packed up :( Currently, he is at room temperature, is it possible to leave him at room temperature for the entirety of his brumation? Secondly, I have a Lucky reptile incubator, would I be able to brumate...
  5. Snakes
    Morning All, My pair of westerns are of breeding age/size and I'd like to give them a go this year. (Male Albino x Female Conda Het Albino). I'm thinking stop feeding mid October then start the process in the first week of November. I know a lot of people just put their Hog's in the garage...
  6. Breeding
    Hi all, does anyone have any info regarding brumation for kingsnakes? currently have temp range from 24C to 30C at basking spot. Lets see if i have this right, feed them well until november then give two weeks no feed to make sure everythings fully digested. turn everything off until february...
  7. Snakes
    This came up on another thread, so rather than hijack I have started a new one. What are opinions on brumating snakes when there are no plans to breed. Is there credible evidence to support it improves longevity?
  8. Lizards
    How many people here brumate all their reps? Seems to be usual conflicting info online and rep circles as to whether should for all species. Obviously breeding is key and some species seem to really need it , but beardies for example can be kept without a brumation at all and very stable year...
  9. Lizards
    Hi, my beardie Loki turned 1 not so long ago so was expecting to encounter my first real brumation cycle with him during the winter coming up at the end of this year. However about 3 weeks ago his appetite slowly started to diminish and for the past week he has outright refused any food offered...
  10. Lizards
    So I've had my little one just about 4 months. He came from the RSPCA so not sure on age but probably around 18 months. Anyway - at the moment, he sleeps all day and all night. Does not wake up. I've had a fecal test and that came back clear. He will still eat live (not veg, never ever been...
  11. Lizards
    Anyones beardies starting yet. Mines started his meag early this year. Doesnt normal start until mid september.
  12. Snakes
    Hi everyone, I wanted to start a new post as my last one had stopped getting responses. To sum up my situation: my male California king snake turns 3 this year this winter he has gone into brumation for the first time as he is my first snake, I was slightly taken aback by this however now...
  13. Lizards
    So, I think my bearded Dragon, Smaug, may be going into a sort of brumation period, but i'm feeling a tad concerned and confused, so would love a little advice:) I'm offering him dubia roaches atm, will be offering morios and locusts again soon, but little is getting his attention right now, so...
  14. Snakes
    This my first year doing hog pairings and I need some advice. I took my guys out of brumation about 10 days ago. I haven't been able to get them interested in feed at all. I know its common for colubrids to go off feed for during breeding season but I would have thought that after 3 weeks off...
  15. Lizards
    I bought 2 rankin dragons about 3-4 weeks ago. They are about 5 months old and from the same clutch. They seem to be male and female. They seem to get on great. No signs of aggression such as tail curving upwards, head bobbing or anything like that. If anything, the smaller female seems to be...
  16. Snakes
    Hello, I've got a california king snake, (Yuma, AZ locality) from 1 year, when it was only few month old. The seller sold me it as a female but this summer he/she seems to act like a male. After a good feeding winter and spring, at the end of july the snake became more nervous and scared...
  17. Snakes
    Hello! I have seven Lampropeltis alterna hatchlings born the first week of august. They all have done 2 sheds until now but only 3 started to eat properly. I mean that only 3 started to eat regularly normal defrosted pinkies almost every week. The other 4 have eaten only 3 o 4 pinkies with...
  18. Snakes
    Hi Everyone... Ive recently bought a Hognose hatchling, I've had him about 3 weeks now, he's fine being handled, eats well and poo's fine. Ive recently bought a book - "designer Morphs, western hognose snake". after a couple of days of reading i came across a chapter, "brumation". Ive...
  19. Lizards
    Hey guys, I'm just wondering what to do. Or if I should/need to do anything. I had my 1 year old blue tongue skink (presumed Irian Jaya) in August and then late November he went into brumation. It is now April and he is still brumating. I was told by various sources that he should be coming...
  20. Lizards
    Just a random question, i was curious if brumation had an affect on paracites or worms. Kinda thought if they werent getting food incoming do they die off? Or does it get worse where the animal is asleep? How do they counter these things in the wild, they arent going to have a vet on hand to...
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