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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    Well he is out tonight doesnt seem to be acting too strange just resting his head on a piece of wood in his cage how would i know if he doesnt like it ? jus by seeing if hes trying to escape ?

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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vypyrz View Post
    I don't know whether or not they can see red light or not, but they will still do their nocturnal duties. You could always go with a Ceramic Heat Emitter, same heat, no light...
    I would also recommend a ceramic heat emitter for all the time heat.
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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    I'm not sure, but they can see it i know that for a fact.

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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laxhitman316 View Post
    Well he is out tonight doesnt seem to be acting too strange just resting his head on a piece of wood in his cage how would i know if he doesnt like it ? jus by seeing if hes trying to escape ?
    Do you mean red incandescent lighting, or infrared lighting?

    I do not know of anyone who turns their heat lamps off for night time because of that reason, so I highly doubt any problems from that. For the first few months when I first started keeping ball pythons, I used tanks with heat lamps. While other factors of the husbandry were causing trouble of sorts, the light from the heat lamps were not a problem.

    buuut let me be the one to recommend belly heat; your snake will thank you.

    Indicators of an "unhappy" snake: (one or more of the following) not eating, pacing, bad shedding, agressive/unusual behavior, irregular bowl movements and urates, eye indentations, unusual lack of tongue flicking, or any other more obvious symptoms.

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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    I havnt had a problem with my red light but i have heard uth's are better for heat

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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    i asked this question a bout 6 moths ago and it got heated and analyzed, for all-night i heard it was bad not just for snakes but all reptiles, even blue or black, and you can't use just a strait up black light, say one you gt a spencers, you can fiind herp-related ones, i was told just to keep it one for a couple hours for viewing pleasure rather than heat, a CHE, would be best for heat, but those thing get super hot, so you would probely need a low wattage one
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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    I use a dark blue led night lighting it doesn't seems to cause much issues. Pythons vision is a limited full specturm. They see colours but just not as many as we can. I think I read somewhere that it was in the range of 200 differing colours, where we humans can see Millions. You can set your computer monitor to view in only 256 colour and basically that is like a snakes colour vision.

    I figure that dark blue is much like the natural night sky so how bothersome can it be? I'll post the link if I can find it again.
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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    If you need a lamp to maintain a higher ambient temperature, it should be a low wattage red, blue, or ceramic bulb. The light output from the low wattage red or blue bulbs does not seem to bother them much at all. It puts out just as much light as the moon would on a cloudless night. The higher wattage ones will obviously put out more light, which will in turn kill your humidity.

    Any heating device you use should be run 24/7. These snakes do not need night drops. This just makes your life easier! No dealing with turning lights on and off or buying light timers.
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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    Kaorte,
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    Re: Can snakes sleep with red light?

    Blue lights are supposed to be the "night Lights" I do believe. But a ceramic heat emitter like vyperz said I think would be the best way to go.
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