Hello, A complete newbie here. After wanting a snake for years, and researching information of what would be a best beginner snake, plus what do I need to get and do for its physical well-being, I have finally bought a juvenile Diamond python about a month ago. She* is a great feeder and handles beautifully. After spending a couple of weeks in its hide, she first started staying out at night, and in the last week or so she’s out during the day as well, curled up in the fork of the twigs I provided for her inside her click-clack. I keep her click-clack inside the 6ft enclosure that I’ll move he into once she’s big enough. She’s around 50cm long at the moment. While there’s plenty of information about taking care of her physical needs, I can’t find much information about their behaviour, so I have a million questions. But I’ll start with the behaviour I observed last night. She dipped her entire head under water several times and moved around her water bowl with her chin pressed against the bottom, keeping her body out of water. Then she came out and started rubbing the sides of her mouth against her body, and the twigs. She repeated that dipping/rubbing procedure a few times. I’ve been looking out for the milky eye as a sign that she’s about to start shedding, but her eyes seem clear and have been since I got her. Could this be a sign that she’s about to shed? She’s become quite active in the last week, but it could be due to her getting used to her new environment. She has eaten four days ago, and so far has been defecating 5 days after each feed. I handle her daily for 20-30 minutes and use that time to observe her condition and check for any changes. If her dipping her head in water and rubbing it against herself and the twigs is NOT a sign of shedding, is it something I should be concerned about? And if she is about to shed, do I need to provide her with a deeper water dish? The one inside her click-clack is only as deep to cover the top of her head when she has her chin on the bottom. I have also seen advice to mist shedding snakes. Should the misting bottle be kept inside the heated enclosure so it is the same temperature as the environment? I’ve been told by the seller that she’s a couple of months old. She’s around 50cm long. Does that seem right? Thanks in advance. * I actually have no idea whether she’s a she or a he, as I was told she’s too young to be sexed. I figured that I have 50% chance of being right, and if she is a he, I doubt he’d care whether I’m right or wrong. So far I have no plans on breeding snakes, so it’s irrelevant.