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    My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    Hi , i didnt post for a long time. Dora my BP when i get her out of the vivarium is cold to the touch. now in my last thread i had posted people told me my tempretures are good and its time i stop worying. still im very worried after these weeks that my bp is cold when i get her out of the warm side. is this normal?

    she's digesting her meals good and growing up. no probs in shedding.

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    As long as your temps are where they should be, you should be fine. Remember the hot side is 88-90 degrees, and your body is 97...so you're warmer than your ball python. Therefore your BP may feel cool to the touch in comparison to your hand.

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    Invest in a tempgun if you can. I use the little one from proexotics. You may have a hot spot at 88 and your snake will be thermoregulating by staying halfway on it and feel cold to the touch (but infact be happy) in the low 80's

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    i have a tempgun, i forgot the the readings last i took , i will check again that could be the situation, as long as the princess is happy!

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    Ok, your body temperature does not influence how hot or cool you sense something to be. Hot and cold are relative sensations. If you stick one hand in hot water, another in cold water, then both in room temperature water after a minute or so, it will feel hot to the hand that was in cold water, and cold to the hand that was in hot water. This shows that even if you account for your body temperature, you're still nowhere near accurate. Your hand is a few degrees cooler than your core body temperature anyway.

    Simple answer is DON'T WORRY. The snake SHOULD feel cool to you. It is and that's right.
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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    I keep the temp under the warm hide around 92. They feel "cool" to the touch, but not cold.
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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    Thanks guys, she doesnt feel cold to the touch only cool. so its ok then probably.

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    On this subject - does anyone know what temp reading we should get if we check the snake with a temp gun - just curious what their normal body temp should be.

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.West View Post
    On this subject - does anyone know what temp reading we should get if we check the snake with a temp gun - just curious what their normal body temp should be.

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    nice question.

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    Re: My Snake feels cold to the touch ?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.West View Post
    On this subject - does anyone know what temp reading we should get if we check the snake with a temp gun - just curious what their normal body temp should be.

    Thanks.
    I think that would depend on where your snake was hanging out when you temped it.

    Since snakes cannot retain heat, I would imagine your temp gun would jump around a whole lot depending on whether the snake was on the hot or cold side. But, with that being said, the number should be somewhere between 78-92 degrees I would imagine, because that's what the enclosure hot and cold temps should be. My cool side falls to 78-80 degrees, and my warms side is between 90-92. I'm sure it would depend on your temps and where your snake was when you temped it.
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