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    Temp of snake?

    Hi, if i used a laser temp gun to measure the temperature of my ball python what should it ideally be? Also i assume the minimum it should be would be in the low 80s?
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    they might be running a bit cooler than that but yeah that's what i'd expect.

    they get their body heat from their surroundings, so they will be the temperature of their environment.
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    Re: Temp of snake?

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    they might be running a bit cooler than that but yeah that's what i'd expect.

    they get their body heat from their surroundings, so they will be the temperature of their environment.
    Thank you. I assume the max temp it should be would be in the low 90s?

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    Re: Temp of snake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neilp View Post
    Thank you. I assume the max temp it should be would be in the low 90s?
    i would assume so, yes.
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    Re: Temp of snake?

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    i would assume so, yes.
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    Interesting question, I've never actually temped one of my snakes...
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    Re: Temp of snake?

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Interesting question, I've never actually temped one of my snakes...
    neither have i!
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    I measure my GTP to ensure she is staying a good temp while in quarantine and if I need to soak one of the snakes to get the water temp close to their surface temp of their body.
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    Everyone has their temps preference over the years I have significantly dropped mine, I started of with 80/82 and 90/92 and now I am at 76/78 and 86/88, and most of the year I don't even provide a hot spot just ambient temp at 84/85

    Find what works for you and your animal.

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    Re: Temp of snake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
    Everyone has their temps preference over the years I have significantly dropped mine, I started of with 80/82 and 90/92 and now I am at 76/78 and 86/88, and most of the year I don't even provide a hot spot just ambient temp at 84/85

    Find what works for you and your animal.
    Thatís what Iíve been doing lately also.
    They seem very comfortable and content at these temps


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