enjoying the "rain"

enjoying the "rain"

Postby Iggy » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:59 pm

Our main enclosures have an irrigation system in place. The following videos were taken today and show how active the snakes become during and after a "rain shower". Many of them drink, makes me wonder how many snakes are actually dehydrated, as even our corns drink off leaves....in spite of the fact that they all have clean water bowls they definitely seem to enjoy/prefer this opportunity. The gaboons drink almost every time we irrigate, which is a couple of times a week. We regulate the flow to various cages with little aquarium stoppers on the tubing where necessary, and some species (whitelips, eyelashes etc) get water from a spray bottle daily - but even this doesn't have the same effect on them as a whole cage spray-down. Apologies for the poor quality, just done with the cell phone...
1. Vine snake
2. Gaboons (sorry for the sound, didn't realise my phone was able to record sound with its video :oops: )
3. Rhino
http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/ab20 ... =Rhino.flv
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Re: enjoying the "rain"

Postby Boesman » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:19 pm

Just goes to show everyone that mimicking the snakes natural enviroment has extremely positive effects...bring out the nature in the snakes.
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