Woma Python Heating

Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Abstractivity, May 17, 2018.

  1. Abstractivity

    Abstractivity New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2018
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Have looked high and low for an answer to this question. I have an Adult 2 yr old Woma and Have had it with relatively constant heat of around 30c+ but was wondering if I needed to have it going all day and all night and if I should just have it on in the day time.
     
  2. Bl69aze

    Bl69aze Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Messages:
    1,339
    Likes Received:
    807
    Gender:
    Male
    The basking spot should be kept at 32°C – 35°C and the opposite end of the vivarium should be about 25°C. Hatchlings (< 1 year) are best kept to less of a gradient (around 25°C-32°C is appropriate). The heat source needs to be positioned at one end of the vivarium, creating a gradient of temperatures so that the snake can maintain a preferred body temperature by moving backwards and forwards (thermo-regulation) around the cage. Appropriate heating and lighting equipment can be obtained at most reptile pet stores and from online reptile equipment suppliers.
    Generally the heat and light source should be switched on, usually by means of a timer switch, for 12 hours per day during the summer months with the photoperiod (the time the light is on) reduced to 10 hours during the winter months. With hatchling pythons (<1 year), heat should be provided 24 hours per day in order to ensure ideal growth and general health.

    http://www.wahs.org.au/files/Woma_Care_Sheet.pdf
     
    viper69 likes this.
  3. viper69

    viper69 New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0


    Thanks for this!
     

Share This Page