Cleaning

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Cleaning

Postby @ndy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Hi All

I think I have the smartest Garter snake in the world.

She waits until I clean the cage and then she cr@p's on the fresh newspaper, I change my the newspaper 2 to 3 times a week sometimes 4 times a week with my female Garter (Some days its like she's having her very own Shitting competition)

Anyone else expierience this with there snakes? I notice my King doing the same, waits for fresh paper to cr@p on
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Re: Cleaning

Postby vuduman » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:28 pm

Yip.Most of my snakes almost seem to wait till the paper is changed before they DEFICATE or POO.lol .It is very common.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby @ndy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:37 pm

Thanks Vuduman

I feel beter now that I know I am not the only one thats expierincing this, I always feel bad when we get vistors and my snake cages look dirty even though I cleaned them only hours earlier.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby shadowfoot » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:10 pm

My Hognose does that regularly. On the other hand my BHS never does it. One is the naughty child the other one obedient.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby Bushviper » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:47 pm

Some snakes will use this as an method to mark their territory and you cannot get that out of them.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby shadowfoot » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:13 pm

Bushviper, will juv snakes also do this to mark their territory?
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Re: Cleaning

Postby Bushviper » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:56 pm

Not all snakes do this but some species are more prone to do this. Even juveniles will do this to keep even their own siblings away. Two snakes living in one small area is never good because they cannot share the food they catch. That makes them rather move along until they find a new uninhabited area.
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Re: Cleaning

Postby @ndy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:51 pm

Wow, I never even thought that they would "Mark" there territory, like big cats and other animals.

That is very interesting, i suppose the kings will do this to warn other Kings that its there hunting Grounds.
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