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soaking during hibernation


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Posted by Gilles on January 14, 2003 at 17:41:45:

This is for those who hibernate your garters. I have a wandering garter snake. It is 1 1/2 years old. During hibernation it sometimes will soak itself for a while in its water dish. Usually this was for part of a day but usually less than 24 hours. Lately it was up to almost 2 days so I took her out of the water. Less than 9 hours later it was back in the water. Should I get concerned about (possibility of skin blister disease from constant wet skin) this or just leave her be? How long before I get concerned and what should I do? Any body have experience with this sort of thing with their garter during hibernation?
Thanks


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