Restless! [Female corn snake]

Restless! [Female corn snake]

Postby Elleria » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Its been a little over 3 weeks since my corns mated,the female looks plump ive put in a laybox and the past 3 days she has been very restless.she hasnt gone into shed yet,why is she acting this way?
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:52 am

Often they do this looking for a decent place to lay their eggs. Check if the nest box has a deep enough layer of moss or vermiculite in it so that she can lay the eggs. The box must not be too hot or too cold either. Remove the male if he shares the cage with her because that could also upset her.
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Postby Elleria » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:02 am

Thanks the box is half full of damp vermiculite so about 6cm deep should i ad more? I house all my snakes alone. The box is inbetween warm/cool sides.
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Postby Bushviper » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:14 am

That all sounds right to me. She will calm down soon. Put her in the nesting box so that she can feel comfortable in there.

Check the temperature with a thermometer and try to get it where it will be about 27 or 28 degrees centigrade.
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Postby Elleria » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:04 am

During the day she is in the box but at night she goes crazy lol. The temps are 27c in the box then a hot spot of 30c and cool spot 24c.
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Postby Gary » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:01 am

This is very much normal, my females do what I call glass pressing, and they all do it. It almost looks like they are trying to push through the glass. This is good because it gives me a good indication when they are going to lay. This normally happens about a week to 10 days before they lay. At one stage I thought they were doing this as exercise before they lay.
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