Brucey, the arboreal BP!

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Arachnopeon
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I know Ball Pythons are supposed to be terrestrial, but apparently Bruce didn't get that memo. I assumed that when he climbed the fake plants and thermometer in his enclosure he was just exploring his new surroundings, but now he is sleeping on a "perch".



He has done this a few times now. I'm confused... He has 3 hides in his tank (warm side, cool side, and in the middle) which he normally uses. He just stopped using them a couple of days ago. So strange!
 

sschind

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My thoughts on this are that snakes are very good at finding the spot in the cage where they are most comfortable. If that happens to be higher up on a branch or perched on some other cage accessories then that is where they will go.
 

Bugmom

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Sneks are weird. Mystery solved :p

I have a young Brazilian Rainbow Boa that has TWO hides yet likes to curl up on the cold side of the tank, behind the water bowl. I put some moist moss inside one of the hides and now she uses that instead, but she stayed in that one spot for weeks.
 

Kailique

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My boy Edgar the Yellow-belly BP climbs about and sleeps in his branches though not all the time. He still uses his ground hides. I think pythons would be more arboreal if people gave them branches in their habitats. I can certainly say he appreciates the fun activity it gives him.
 
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