Darwin Python Juvie Advice

Discussion in 'Herp Help' started by Alannah, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Alannah

    Alannah New Member

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    Hi,
    So I have recently bought a Darwin Carpet python and it would be around 6 months old at the moment. It has a very defensive temperament, trying to strike at me each time I get it out of its enclosure. I've read that it is common for young Darwin's to be aggressive and grow out of it - is this true?
    I also have a question in regards to tank temp. I have a heat lamp on 24/7 and the temperature stays around 5-10°C higher than the outside temp. I know in summer I'll have no issue with the temp., but in winter should I turn the lamp off at night? When the outside temp would then drop down to approx 10° so I think that might be too cold for this species?
     
  2. Kirk1701

    Kirk1701 Active Member

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    I think you've posted this in the wrong section.

    Since your snake is young I'd be running the heat 24/7 - what are the actual temperatures? You want the hot side running between 32 and 34 degrees consistently.
     
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