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    "Third shed, A Success" aquamentus_11's Avatar
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    New baby

    I've included a few pictures of my set-up for my new female, Syrinx (named after a nymph, she has her own song by Debussy; it's on Wikipedia if you want to hear it).



    shot from the front. temps hang around 73-80F during the day with a basking spot up high at about 85 or so. at night, the timer shuts off the UVB bulb and things cool down to about 68-73F. humidity ranges from 46-70%, but she has a large water bowl and a humid hide that she loves.




    here's the warm side. those rocks are very stable, so no worries about them falling on her. you can see my temp probe on top; I had designed this spot with the hope of her basking on the rocks, but that has yet to happen. she likes to sleep back behind there: I set up a little nest with sphagnum moss and thinner substrate that she buries herself in at night. I have a little heat pad underneath that spot, but I rarely turn it on. up above this, are some fake vines and real branches where she actually does bask when I'm not in the room.




    hiding from me in her bed(we just had a 5min bonding sesh and I think she needed to collect her thoughts)




    here's the cool side. that's her humid hide with the ficus on top (again, very stable) and her face sticking out. she likes to keep an eye on me while I study. up above this is a thick cluster of fake vines and the ficus itself. she loves climbing and that's the only place she's ever eaten for me. she ate a worm straight from my hemostats on the first try, but won't touch anything I've set out in her dish since...

    i have a very large, glass water bowl for her. it had small aquarium rocks in it to create a slope for her. she used the rocks as another hide, but that was a no-no on my part so i took them out.

    sorry for the lack of actual pics of her, but like i said, we had just had a handling session and she seemed to need a break. anyone know how long it usually takes them to start eating after they first arrive?

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    Re: New baby

    Could be immediate or it could take some time for her to settle in. Each snake is different.
    Just a suggestion, cut off those sharp ends on that stick. Your snake could get injured if it bolts around the enclosure.
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    "Third shed, A Success" aquamentus_11's Avatar
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    Re: New baby

    ok, good idea.

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    Re: New baby

    Nice set up.
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    Re: New baby

    thanks. i think i'm changing her name to Nix.

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    Re: New baby

    We have a forum member named Nix
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    Re: New baby

    nice set up you have there!
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    Re: New baby

    Quote Originally Posted by guidofatherof5 View Post
    We have a forum member named Nix
    haha how flattered they're going to be

    thanks, mike

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    Re: New baby

    Very nice set-up! Can take a little while for them to eat...she just needs time to get adjusted to her new surroundings. It took my newest snake a couple of weeks before he would eat after I got him. Is the real wood that you are using in the tank from outside?
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    yes, but it got baked on 350 for 45min then frozen again before I used it. if there's something still alive in it, then I'm afraid for myself too. joking aside, that's the proper treatment method, right?

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