Snake IQ test

Barry

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Hi guys,
Have just done a little IQ test on my children’s pythons.
Time taken to find shade on a warm spring morning.
Time 10.37am
Temp 27.5*C (guessing)
Wind factor- Almost nil
Snakes participated- 4 Childreni( didn’t volunteer - picked randomly)
1 generic looking female het T+ - 7 mins
1 Marble female het Ghost - Would still be looking if I didn’t move her to shade - 37 mins
1 T+ male het marble - 16 mins
1 Marble male het T+ 23 mins had to follow my shadow or would still be looking.
Both females released at same time.
Both males released at same time.

My conclusion-
I am not saying females are smarter than males.
Normal looking snakes are smarter than morphs.
T+ Males(visual) het for marble are smarter than Marble males (visual) het for T+
Marble females het ghost, are 17 year old kids with a license- doing laps but going nowhere ???
Normal = Smartest
T+ = Average
Marble = Not bright
Let me know if you have done any tests of your own and who came out on top and who didn’t.
 

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Usually 10 mins is enough sun, then they look at cooler spots , dumb **** marbles just kept going in circles ?
 

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im confused

Why would they find shade on a morning when theyre tryn

Hi guys,
Have just done a little IQ test on my children’s pythons.
Time taken to find shade on a warm spring morning.
Time 10.37am
Temp 27.5*C (guessing)
Wind factor- Almost nil
Snakes participated- 4 Childreni( didn’t volunteer - picked randomly)
1 generic looking female het T+ - 7 mins
1 Marble female het Ghost - Would still be looking if I didn’t move her to shade - 37 mins
1 T+ male het marble - 16 mins
1 Marble male het T+ 23 mins had to follow my shadow or would still be looking.
Both females released at same time.
Both males released at same time.

My conclusion-
I am not saying females are smarter than males.
Normal looking snakes are smarter than morphs.
T+ Males(visual) het for marble are smarter than Marble males (visual) het for T+
Marble females het ghost, are 17 year old kids with a license- doing laps but going nowhere ???
Normal = Smartest
T+ = Average
Marble = Not bright
Let me know if you have done any tests of your own and who came out on top and who didn’t.
Although interesting I'm not sure you can accurately determine the IQ of a snake with such a study.. There's so many factors to consider like, what was their body temp when put outside, what they were housed in outside, how well they accept change, how mature/reproductive they are? And many more.. Most captive reptiles keep indoors will change almost instantly when being put outside for a bask. I've noticed with lizards especially their natural defence instincts are triggered
 

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