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Posted by peregrinefalcon on December 27, 2002 at 05:39:36:

In Reply to: Re: First gray-band... posted by vadoni on December 26, 2002 at 22:59:12:

Thanks for your reply Vadoni. I just have a few more questions. How many inches deep should the aspen bedding be? Are alterna fairly easily handled and do you have any tips on handling them? I also saw you mentioned hibernation(brumation?), is it essential that they do this?

Thanks again,

Adam


:Adam-
: In my humble opinion you should just buy a sweater box. Use aspen shavings, a water bowl, and a snug hiding place. Put a heating pad beneath to give a hot spot of 80-85F. Simple is usually better, easier to clean.
: If you are trying to exhibit this animal for people to admire, it is tough. This species is fossorial(almost always underground or deep in rocks) and nocturnal.
: The moist hiding place for shedding is unnecesary. They are essentially a desert animal and a misting when you notice he is blue is more than enough.
: I would recommend keeping him a little on the thin side. If you have ever caught one or seen one someone has just collected. That is what you are going for! I feed every 2 weeks a mouse. Keep an eye on his body weight and if needed you can always feed every week or give him a month or two off. Besides this gives you more time to handle the snake as it only takes 3-5 days for them to digest a meal:)
: I think a GB will do well in your set up...although i would keep the hot spot at 85F and the low around 75F(other than hibernation)

:
:Good Luck These are GREAT SNAKES

:vadoni
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::Hi,

::I am probably going to get a male 16 inch blairs gray-banded kingsnake within the month. This will be technically be my first snake, although I work with snakes alot at the pet store and help my brother with his maritime garter. Anyway, can you tell me if there is anything wrong with how I am going to set-up the tank:
::-35 gallon tank with secure top
::-aspen bedding
::-some rocks and branches
::-a large water dish
::-2 hiding places, with one moist when he's shedding
::-a temperature of around 80 on the warm side and around 70 on the cool side (heating pad)
::I will feed him a hopper mouse every week and handle him whenever he isn't digesting his last meal. Does this sound good? All help will be appreciated, thanks!

::Adam Webster

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