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    Question how logn can snakes hold their breath under water?

    how long can snakes hold their breath under water? ive noticed my coastal with her head underwater a few times tonight. i left her there for about 5 minutes then pulled her out as i wasnt sure if she was drowning or not..

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    how long have you had her?

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    had her since january. but she is about 4 years old

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    the reason i asked as she may have a case of mites, have you handled any other snakes in the past couple of weeks?

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    yeah ive checked for mites and have spryed her enclosure a few times but i havent seen any signs of mites exepct for her sitting in the water

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    4 hours, 23 minutes & 6 seconds before they internally combust.
    But if they havn't fasted for 30 mins before entering the water they can drown in a rather short time.








    On a more serious note, I can't tell you how long exactly, but I have had healthy animals spend days in the water. They had no parasites and the the temps in their enclosures were fine. They just enjoyed the water I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETTSY View Post
    how long can snakes hold their breath under water? ..
    Probably quite a while if it chooses. I once had a snake coil up in a bucket full of water. It remained in a tight coil under water for a good 20 minutes.
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    yeah i think she might just like the water and a geuss she would put her own head up before she drowns

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