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Posted by Bezzerra on April 25, 2003 at 13:44:19:
Hey yall. I know I haven't been much help to anybody on the forum as far as giving advice, in fact I seem to have an endless amount of questions about my burm so I hope you all don't get too agitated with me.
Do any of your burms get really active in the spring? Jade, my 2-year-old burm, has become very active in her cage lately. When I go into her room in the mornings to do my hair (I live in a small apartment and must share my "hair and make-up" room with the snakes), she always comes out of her hide and starts crawling up the glass on the door like she wants to get out. In the late afternoons, she totally destroys her cage, pulling down all the vines and knocking her themometers down, etc... It's like she is trying to find a way out of her cage. Once we take her out, she "slithers" all over the livingroom curiously checking everything out. (We keep an eye on her the entire time). If my husband picks her up and holds her, she constantly moves around his body.
We have a good range of temps in her cage. 90-92 on the warm side and 85-88 on the cool side during the day. The temps drop a small bit at night.
My husband fed her a large rat yesterday. (We fed her the same thing just five days ago) but she doesn't lie still like my boa does in her cage after she eats. Am I not feeding her enough? The zoo vet said she was on a "one large rat every two weeks" feeding schedule. We are feeding her way more often than that. Could the change in feeding schedule affect her?
Their are no mites that we can see and the substrate is kept dry and clean. Is her high activity normal?