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    How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

    Hi guys. So my 7 month old Burm has a habit of peeing in her warm hide and laying in it.

    When I notice it I take her out, give her a warm bath then remove the soiled substrate and F10 anything the pee touched.

    But I'm concerned that this will have a detrimental effect on her skin as she's done it 3 times now. If I'm at work I won't be able to clean it until later.

    Can someone tell me how I can stop her doing this? And how will it affect her health if she keeps doing it?

    Hot spot is 91 during the day, 88 at night, cool side is always 75, humidity is 60 - 70. Lights on and off for 12 hours.

    She looks and acts healthy but this pee stinks. Is that normal?

    Thanks.



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    Caesar sometimes poops or pisses and lays on top of it. Just a snake being a snake. I probably wouldnt worry about it assuming you supplying clean drinking water all the time and arent leaving the stuff to grow fur. I really only give caesar baths when he actually smears the poop on him. Otherwise, i just play the shoving game with Caesar and clean up the poop and area around it and F10SC.
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    Unfortunately you really can't prevent it. All you can do is make sure there's enough substrate to absorb her output so what she's lying on is damp versus sopping wet until you can clean her up.

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    Re: How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

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    Caesar sometimes poops or pisses and lays on top of it. Just a snake being a snake. I probably wouldnt worry about it assuming you supplying clean drinking water all the time and arent leaving the stuff to grow fur. I really only give caesar baths when he actually smears the poop on him. Otherwise, i just play the shoving game with Caesar and clean up the poop and area around it and F10SC.
    Does the pee stink? I moved her up to two weaner rats on Friday so do you think that could cause the smell?

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    Re: How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

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    Unfortunately you really can't prevent it. All you can do is make sure there's enough substrate to absorb her output so what she's lying on is damp versus sopping wet until you can clean her up.
    Ah ok, I'm due to clean the whole setup this weekend coming up so I'll make sure the substrate is deeper. Thanks.

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    Re: How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

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    Does the pee stink? I moved her up to two weaner rats on Friday so do you think that could cause the smell?

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    Yup. I mean it doesnt smell like death warmed over or anything. But it smells like piss lol. Caesar always had an odor to his cage as he pisses all the time. I found putting live potted Pothos in the all my snake cages has eliminated any odors and the snakes seem to like the plants. Some more than others haha. Also Caesar doesnt really push anymore since adding the plant. He still paces the front and windshield wipes the doors but at least he quit pushing. Maybe its the elimination of the musty piss smell? Who knows but it works.

    I doubt its the rats that make the piss smell. As snakes get bigger, they will piss more which just smells more. When Caesar actually decides to drop a 'real' piss, its like a tsunami.
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    Re: How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauzo View Post
    Yup. I mean it doesnt smell like death warmed over or anything. But it smells like piss lol. Caesar always had an odor to his cage as he pisses all the time. I found putting live potted Pothos in the all my snake cages has eliminated any odors and the snakes seem to like the plants. Some more than others haha. Also Caesar doesnt really push anymore since adding the plant. He still paces the front and windshield wipes the doors but at least he quit pushing. Maybe its the elimination of the musty piss smell? Who knows but it works.

    I doubt its the rats that make the piss smell. As snakes get bigger, they will piss more which just smells more. When Caesar actually decides to drop a 'real' piss, its like a tsunami.
    I guess the plants clean the air, I might try that too.

    Damn, I so just googled that plant and found it can grow to 20 meters high lol.

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    Re: How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

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    I guess the plants clean the air, I might try that too.

    Damn, I so just googled that plant and found it can grow to 20 meters high lol.

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    What!!?? You sure you looked up the right plant lol? It's a Pothos. It's a tropical vine. They get like 1-2 feet tall but can vine out to like 10+ feet if you dont cut them back. I like them as they do grow out more than up so they will provide good ground cover for the snakes and the snakes can climb on them without killing them. Plus they are pretty indestructible and will even grow under LEDs. My poor parlor palm is on its last leg i think and the prayer plant is not looking too great either but all the pothos are growing like weeds and sprouting new leaves all over. Plus you can take cuttings and stick them in a pot and they will grow new plants so no need to buy more plants. They are also one of the top air cleaning plants. I guess they love nitrates or nitrites, cant remember now.
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    How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Valaryan View Post
    Hi guys. So my 7 month old Burm has a habit of peeing in her warm hide and laying in it.

    When I notice it I take her out, give her a warm bath then remove the soiled substrate and F10 anything the pee touched.

    But I'm concerned that this will have a detrimental effect on her skin as she's done it 3 times now. If I'm at work I won't be able to clean it until later.

    Can someone tell me how I can stop her doing this? And how will it affect her health if she keeps doing it?

    Hot spot is 91 during the day, 88 at night, cool side is always 75, humidity is 60 - 70. Lights on and off for 12 hours.

    She looks and acts healthy but this pee stinks. Is that normal?

    Thanks.



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    Welcome to having a Burm. ...wait until thats a Liter of piss & a 15 foot Burm laying in it. lol.
    100% normal... And Piss Stinks!!!
    This is why I say 1 Giant is more than enough
    Nothing will happen from the snake laying in it unless you left it for weeks everytime... Once she is bigger she wont use a Hide and the piss will dry from the Temps of the enclosure quicker... But I clean (That night) after work whenever they go.


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    Re: How do I stop my Burm peeing in her warm hide and laying in it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauzo View Post
    What!!?? You sure you looked up the right plant lol? It's a Pothos. It's a tropical vine. They get like 1-2 feet tall but can vine out to like 10+ feet if you dont cut them back. I like them as they do grow out more than up so they will provide good ground cover for the snakes and the snakes can climb on them without killing them. Plus they are pretty indestructible and will even grow under LEDs. My poor parlor palm is on its last leg i think and the prayer plant is not looking too great either but all the pothos are growing like weeds and sprouting new leaves all over. Plus you can take cuttings and stick them in a pot and they will grow new plants so no need to buy more plants. They are also one of the top air cleaning plants. I guess they love nitrates or nitrites, cant remember now.
    Ha ha yeah it does say they need to anchor themselves to things to grow that high

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