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    Humid Hide - How Long is Too Long?

    So, Monty has been in the humid hide since last night. I know it’s not due to an impending shed since he had a complete shedding just 9 days ago. Should I be concerned with possible scale rot or will he come out before it starts? May be a “stupid” question but I just want to be sure.


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    As long as it's really a "humid hide" and not a swamp, I wouldn't worry about it. My Aussie spotted python prefers to use her humid hide MOST of the time,
    & in all these years she has yet to have any skin/scale issues. Moss is perfect for this, as it's holds moisture without being sopping wet...the air still circulates.

    Snakes are drawn to the earthy moisture, but they also like the feeling of snuggling into it. Looks like a "happy camper" to me.
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    Re: Humid Hide - How Long is Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    As long as it's really a "humid hide" and not a swamp, I wouldn't worry about it. My Aussie spotted python prefers to use her humid hide MOST of the time,
    & in all these years she has yet to have any skin/scale issues. Moss is perfect for this, as it's holds moisture without being sopping wet...the air still circulates.

    Snakes are drawn to the earthy moisture, but they also like the feeling of snuggling into it. Looks like a "happy camper" to me.
    Yes, definitely just a humid hide. In fact, I probably need to dampen it again soon as it's starting to dry out just a bit.

    Awesome. Thanks so much for the quick response, BogerChic.

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    I completely agree with Bogertophis's reply.

    As long as it's not sopping wet you're good to go.
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    That hide looks cozy!

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    Re: Humid Hide - How Long is Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by MR Snakes View Post
    That hide looks cozy!
    Yesss! And he’s still in there! I changed out his water this morning and the only thing he did was come to the opening, poke his head out and flick his tongue a few times - then it was back inside. lol


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    Re: Humid Hide - How Long is Too Long?

    He should be fine. I'm not entirely sure how wet a bp would need to be for how long to get scale rot, but my girl kept trying to stay in her water dish for almost 2 months with no signs as to why? She eventually stopped one day though and didn't have any issues from it.

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    Re: Humid Hide - How Long is Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by MR Snakes View Post
    That hide looks cozy!
    Have your boys make you a "Daddy size" version. It'll be good practice
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    Re: Humid Hide - How Long is Too Long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pancake's Momma View Post
    He should be fine. I'm not entirely sure how wet a bp would need to be for how long to get scale rot, but my girl kept trying to stay in her water dish for almost 2 months with no signs as to why? She eventually stopped one day though and didn't have any issues from it.
    Good to know.

    Thanks for the insight!

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