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    This morning I looked in on Ghost, the little bci, and he was soaking. he has not been out of his warm dry hide since I got him a week ago, except to eat a f/t mouse and then go back into hiding. I think that now he realizes that there is a water bowl in there!
    But is soaking a normal thing? I know that he just shed a week ago friday, so it's not that. I also know that he doesn't have mites, unless some spontaneously cropped up overnite. Am I just being paranoid?
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    you are probably being paranoid. lol. soaking is normal...but if he does it for a few days you might want to try upping the humidity or providing another hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    you are probably being paranoid. lol. soaking is normal...but if he does it for a few days you might want to try upping the humidity or providing another hide.
    Also....prolonged soaking can be a sign of mites. If a snake has mites, it will soak in order to try and kill the pesty buggers. Keep an eye out for this as well.

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    Hydra soaks at lest over 100 hours a week. I know you all are sick of hearing it, but i have to keep saying it. Soaking is normal. * unless mites is involved. Hydra gets checked for mitesd weekly
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    Snakes will also soak if the temps in their cage are too high.

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    well, im running 74/ 91
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