Hello, newbie reptile owner here but a 3rd year wildlife student. I have a few questions that I can't seem to find the answers for online so any help would be appreciated. For a bit of background I have a mottled python, four jungles, two murry darlings, bredli, coastal and a diamond back. I don't know their ages or genders yet. If you need more information I would be happy to give what I can. Lately I've been waking up to find my mottled sleeping under her newspapers. Is this normal behaviour? Are mottled pythons abboreal like carpets? I know they are a lot slower and sleepy in the winter, is it still a good idea to take them out in the sun? What signs do I look for to see if my reptile is sick? How do I tell if they have a deficiency? I have one that is being treated for mites. Is there anything I can provide to help ease the irritation for him? Is fake grass easy to clean or should I stick to newspapers? Also, any book recommendations specifically for carpet pythons would be appreciated.