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Care Requirements: Their housing should contain a hiding box with some barriers such as cork and small branches where they can spend their time basking or relaxing. For the snake to be acquainted with its new surroundings, it is advisable to leave it alone for the first week, and make sure that there are only little disturbances for them to settle in properly.
Temperament: These types of snakes are considered cathemeral, where they can be randomly active within 24 hours; their sleep is unpredictable; that is why you often see them take a nap so that they have enough energy to be active at any time of the day when they needed to. They can move quickly in a narrow and bushy path, but in an open space, they tend to move slowly but cautiously.
Habitat: They inhabit different kinds of landscapes, from vegetation to rocky areas or forests as long as there are near bodies of water. They are also often seen in the caves where they can move along cave walls through their capabilities of climbing.
Temperature : The hottest part of the cage should be between 85 – 90f, while the cooler side of the cage should be between 75-80f. It is extremely important that the snake is provided with this thermal gradient so they can escape the heat, if it is not provided, your pet may suffer from heat exhaustion. Overheating your pet reptile is the quickest way to kill it – thermostats should always be used, especially for heat sources in wooden vivariums!
Humidity : 60-70 %
Diet: Rodents, birds, fish
Adult cage size: 40 gallons or bigger. They thrive with a large space to climb
Lifespan: 15-20+ years