:Before I put the substrate down in the enclosure I usually place several thicknesses of newspaper down first. It's just a little cushion to keep the snake off the glass in the event it burrows right there. You could use cardboard to, or just about anything to distribute the heat a little and barrier the glass some. Good going checking things out ahead of time!
And thank YOU for the reply and advice! I always want the best for any of my little friends. :)
I have some brown paper on the bottom now. I'll just add some cardboard or something under that.