Power Outage! South Coast Winter

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    coastal_Cleo Not so new Member

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    Hey guys,
    I've woken up to find the power is out at my house, my partner seems to think it's scheduled maintainence as it was working a couple of hours ago (and yes I've checked the power box).

    Anyway, I'm concerned about my 9 month old coastal python. Her enclosure has dropped to 17.9° and is slowly decreasing (it's only 11° outside). Not sure how long the power will be out, hopefully only a few hours at most but I'm worried about how long my girl will be able to cope in these conditions.

    Has anyone been in a similar situation? Is the cold temperature harming my young coastal? I've draped a blanket over the enclosure to try and insulate any heat left inside, she's in a click clack inside a larger enclosure.
     
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    She should be fine for a period of time, keeping her warm is probably a good idea. It's only extremely cold temperatures or prolonged exposure to very cold temperatures that will harm them.
     
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    Has she been fed recently to?


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    If you want you can put a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel (so it doesn't get to hot) and place it on a side of the click clack for some warmth

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    She was last fed on Sunday night.

    The power was out for 6 hours, her tank got down to 15°!! It's back up to 32° in her warm end but she hasn't come out of her hide (usually spends a lot of time out climbing on the dowel or on the fake leaves). Hoping the cold didn't upset her too much
     
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    Thanks that's a great suggestion!

    Thankfully the power is back on (after 6 hours!!) I had to head out for a few hours so there wasn't a lot I could do although I was stressing about her all day. I'll know to use the hot water bottle trick if I find myself in this predicament again.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Glad to know a few hours of the cold (although not ideal) wasn't too damaging. Thanks for your reply :)
     
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    Just a thought -i check the BOM for the actual temps in the region of their natural range.
    For my coastal I use Brisbane Qld which at the moment is 21 down to 14 over night- a low of 12 on thursday and friday-
    they can deal with this in the wild.
    Alice springs for my bredli -a balmy 1 deg most of this week up to to a not hot of 22.
     
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