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    Possible stress


    I was hoping to upload a video have not seen a way I have noticed he has done the head rubbing on the hides at least 3 time I have read that itís a sight/start of being stressed I have replaced one of the hides some time ago I hade him you yesterday to weigh him and check for anything unusual the only thing I have noticed is heís a bit chubby not the good/normal itís not as bad if that makes since then I had a thought he could have an inch I am still learning the signs of stress for bp
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    Re: Possible stress

    Some head rubbing is natural. Only excessive head rubbing that causes an injury should concern you. If your BP is injured, please post a pick of his injury.
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    Re: Possible stress

    Ok
    I have been noticing that heís been trying to push up on the screen wanting to get out Iím am trying to keep the humidity about 60% when heís not shedding and close to 80% when he is and thatís one of the areas I am looking for on his head to see if thereís scratch because of it and so far nothing on him


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    Many if not most snakes are drawn to the air vents- just because they're attracted to scents in the air, if nothing else- & basic "wanderlust". If your snake is a serious screen-pusher, you might need to line the screen with something less abrasive to avoid injuries.
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    Re: Possible stress

    Iím glad I have the Wyze camera to help and this place thank you


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    Re: Possible stress

    I think all snakes try to get out of their enclosures. It's only when they are so desperate that they are willing to injure themselves that you know you have a problem. When I started, I kept my BP in a shallow sterilite tub. He was fine for several months, but then he began pushing on the lid with his head. He would push until he developed a lump on his head. Once the lump healed, he'd go back to pushing. I built him a much larger enclosure and he stopped injuring himself. He did not stop trying to escape. He would still surf the glass of upgraded enclosure, rubbing his face along the edge, and looking for a way out. He just didn't do it to the point of injuring himself. I don't think anyone will ever build an enclosure that's so nice that the snake doesn't try to escape.
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    Re: Possible stress

    Head rubbing CAN sometimes just be the snake trying to start the shedding process ..they scrape the side of their head /jaw of a stone or branch


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    Re: Possible stress

    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy the pig View Post
    Ok
    I have been noticing that heís been trying to push up on the screen wanting to get out Iím am trying to keep the humidity about 60% when heís not shedding and close to 80% when he is and thatís one of the areas I am looking for on his head to see if thereís scratch because of it and so far nothing on him


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    One reason for them CONSTANTLY trying to escape is if itís simply too warm in there .

    I had one going crazy once .. when I checked with my digital temp gun the thermostat had failed leaving the heat on full time !!


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    And many snakes actually wipe their faces on nearby surfaces after they eat- I assume it's an instinctive way to diminish the scent of prey on their faces, which might get them accidentally injured (or worse) if they encounter another snake- one that goes by scent & not what they're seeing (which is most snakes).
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