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hi all, my new rat snake keeps rubing his nose on the vents in the viv will this cas him any harm or will he be ok.

cheers, gibby
 

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He may be looking for an escape route, if this it the case he will stop when he learns its a no go.

Are they plastic vents? just keep an eye on him if he continues, it may lead to a sore nose or head, if so try to cover up the vents and apply some antiseptic cream that's safe for snakes
 

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hes defiantly trying to escape :lol2: what should i cover them with, o they are plastic
 

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At the moment I would not cover them up, as they are plastic and not metal, I cant see them causing any harm in the short term.

My corn used to rub against the glass and the the lip in-between the two doors for a bit, he soon stopped after he realised it was not getting him anywhere. He did no damage to himself.

just keep an eye on him for a bit, you could cover the vents with a sheet of cardboard with some small holes in it, stuck up with a small amount of blu-tac, making sure he cant get stuck behind it of course
 

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He's curious as there are so many new smells and the vent is where the smells are strongest. If you cover the vent (and decrease the ventilation so not a good idea) he'll just rub somewhere else such as the gap between the glass doors.
Graham.
 
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