>lamp rests on the tank screen directly over the bowl. When I changed >his
>water this morning, only two hours after his lamp came on for the day, >I
>noticed that the water and the bowl were VERY warm. Is this OK?
This is not the best situation. Generally, the water source should be placed at the end of the cage that has the coolest part of the=
heat gradient, so you might want to move the lamp to the "warm" end where the cave is. Get some thermometers to check the cage and =
cave temperatures to assure they are not excessive. Check the temp. of the water. It should not be more than 82 f.
Also, if the water is as warm as you say, how hot is the screen mesh getting? It sounds like there may be a potential for the snake =
to burn itself on the wire. You might try raising the lamp up off the wire mesh. Use a method that will not be a fire hazard.
Finally, a thirty gal. tank will not be a suitable boa home for very long. I have two columbian (common) boas Boa c. constrictor, a =
2 year old male at over six feet and a 1 year old female at 4.5 feet. Good Luck.
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some of the people can be all right part of the time, but
all the people can't be all right all of the time,
I think Abraham Lincoln said that." Bob Dylan, Talkin' WWIII Blues