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    Can BP eyes move and dilate independently?

    I've noticed that my BP will sometimes have his eyes in different positions, like if I am above and slightly behind his head he may have one pupil rotated to face me while the other looks straight out into the distance. Sometimes one of his pupils is also bigger than the other. Is this normal?

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    Re: Can BP eyes move and dilate independently?

    I've noticed that about my KSB - sometimes his eyes are looking in different directions so that he looks derpy. I think that because they don't really have deep binocular vision that it's normal. The dilitation thing is normal - the eyes will dilate independently according to the amount of light they are receiving, and when your eyes are pointing in different directions, well...
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    Re: Can BP eyes move and dilate independently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicey View Post
    I've noticed that about my KSB - sometimes his eyes are looking in different directions so that he looks derpy. I think that because they don't really have deep binocular vision that it's normal. The dilitation thing is normal - the eyes will dilate independently according to the amount of light they are receiving, and when your eyes are pointing in different directions, well...
    Thanks for the input, glad to hear it's normal! I was worried it might be a neurological issue or something but everything you said about the eyes moving independently and receiving different levels of light due to their position on the sides of the snake's head makes sense. It definitely does make the snake look derpy sometimes but that's part of the charm I guess haha

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    I'm actually very glad you posted about this observation, as it's something I've never noticed before. It does make sense, especially for their survival, that a creature with little to no hearing might at least be better able to visually "watch their own backs".
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