Albino Darwin - FIRST EVER SNAKE :D

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  1. Aria abedinnezhad

    Aria abedinnezhad New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    So I'm finally getting my first snake and I have already pait deposite for a baby Albino Darwin which I will pick up in a few days (I just needed to prepare her enclosure etc. before bringing her home).

    Any advise on how to make her feel comfy in her new space? Anything specific I need to put in her enclosure apart from a hide and a water bowl?

    Also I was told I wouldn't need a thermostat for her and just the heat pad would be enough, but how would I know if the heat pad isn't overheating the enclosure? Should I get a thermostat anyway?

    Any other tips you guys think might be useful for a beginner, please share!

    Thank you :)

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    Derekw Not so new Member

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    Congrats!!!
    Following with interest because you have asked a few questions i was about to ask but for a jungle.
     
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    This is the kind of setup you want for a baby darwin!

    Always get a thermostat! Better safe than sorry!

    It’s a 9L tub from reject shop - cost 12 for 8$ I have a special heat mat that has a temp controller inbuilt (like a wheel dial) and has its own temperature probe.

    I also had a digital thermometer on the inside under paper at hot end aswell as a “temp gun”

    [​IMG] It lasted her about 9 months (so she was just over 1 and a bit)before I was happy that she felt secure enough in a larger enclosure
     
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    cagey Subscriber Subscriber

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    Another thing to do is to leave the snake alone for a couple of weeks, just change the water. Resist the temptation to handle.
     
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    Aria abedinnezhad New Member

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    Thanks guys!
    Jiya arrived yesterday and seems pretty comfortable in her enclosure.
    I ended up getting the same type of enclosure as the one she had been kept with the breeder since she was born so hopefully that helps her settle in quicker.
     
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    Pictures!!
     
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    Aria abedinnezhad New Member

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    So this is her last night wondering who entered the room (I got a dowel from bunnings and made a similar type of thing as your photo in her enclosure, I was told it's not necessary but she seem to like it!!)

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