damn he made everything in here sound so controversial and im just sitting here like "oh cmon thats trivial lots of people know that and do that"
then he said "i dont even think about humidity it doesnt matter at all" and i was like oooooooh now we're into uncharted territory lol. never heard anyone with that take before.
so devils advocate… what about the people who say to keep 50-70% humidity for things like hydration. absorbing water through skin. and that they need high humidity during shed. (although i guess he addressed that with his giant drawer of snake sheds lol)
Organic & respectfully blunt, i appreciate your input, i learned alot here, subbed.
I agree 100% , seems like everyone always has some spectacular way of doing things and criticize people that have had success for ages , I am recently back into Snakes in general , and I realized nothing changed … all these ideas of watering and feeding out of the cage are just plain crazy 😜, seems to me the less you worry about it being so perfect all the time and the more time you spend getting it right before you start is most important ✌🏼
Great video! I've just started the hobby.
For the probe on the heat mat what if i have about 2 to 3 inches of substrate where should it be placed because its not going to be 90 degrees all the way up there. Should i raise the temperature then?
If you're having troubles with humidity (getting humidity up) just add an extra water dish this will do the job. Ps in the UK anyway.
I’m annoyed I can’t figure out the prob location even this isn’t clear. I’m going to sell the snake to complicated
God bless your soul
Thanks for all this information! One question on the heat. I use a heat pad and thermostat for the belly heat. Would it be ok to use a ceramic 75watt heat bulb (connected to the same thermostat to keep the ambient temp on the warm side in the mid to upper 80's? Tge probe is on my heat pad but when it cuts off the ceramic bulb shuts off too. The hot spot is about 92°, warm side ambient is around 85° and cool side is around 77°.
Don't check humidity? What? Lol
I flip my PBs half log over to feed him on it. That way the substrate doesnt stick and he isn't stressed. And I leave the mouse on top of my Cali King's shed box for her feedings.
What is a heat probe? I'm just starting with a ball python and that's new.
OMG THANKS SO MUCH! I got a new ball python and yesterday I tried to feed her but she didn’t eat because I took her out! Thanks so much!
Brian gundy is the best straight up
Feeding outside the cage is a fairly common piece of bad advice I hear.
Hi great info will be subscribing 👍🏼question I will be getting a ball python soon will a Wooden Vivarium be ok so then it can sit on top of my other wood Vivarium which has a corn snake in?
I take may 200 + snakes from there homes all the time to feed for the reason when I pick them up to show them off I dont get bit out of a food response
I learned more in this 10 minute video than the almost two years of research on my own.I love this video!
Hey Brian Gundy. Great video. I agree on all points except humidity. While I agree that if the cage is always too wet problems can occur, I have also had the opposite, where if cages get too dry, the snakes scales start to shrivel up a bit on their backs and peel, like when a humans skin gets too dry, on their bellies. I wanted to know if you had ever had the same problem. Also, just to clear up your process, you normally don't care about humidity for all of your snakes, accept when they are shedding you increase humidity. Hopefully I understood your process right and please correct me if I was wrong. Besides that, great video, and Thanks for the Help!!!
Thanks that is probably the best advice i heard,i'm just a reptile keeper i have a corn snake a bearded dragon and i recently adopted a ball python 4 days ago,i find the infrared thermostat has it uses but is a bit off if you want to check the cold or warm hide i use a instant thermometer the ones for cooking and i also use a probe thermometer and those 2 seem accurate but the infrared has it uses,my ball python ate already merely 2 days since i had her but i had to put the 2 mice almost inside the hide so yeah i will follow your advice not to take the python out to feed,on the other hand my corn snake likes to be taken out when its time to eat play around a bit and put it back in the tank by far the corn snakes are more interactive then pythons but i like having both so far,here is the funny thing and i don't know why,my corn snake had temps ranging from 77 to 82 degrees her warm hide being 82 and shes always on her warm hide.the python in the other hand temps range from 78-80 in the cold side low to mid 80 in the middle of tank and where the heat emitters are mid 90's that's the only place where is that hot and her warm hide is 90 and shes always on the cold side go figure.i only had her for 4 days and shes about 4 months old so maybe still getting used to the new place.
Question for you… I live in a very dry environment. I’m using reptile prime for substrate. So even though i live on the eastern plains of Colorado, you’re saying no spritzing, etc? I know you are very clear in the video, I just wonder about places where our humidity can be SO low.
I started feeding my snake outside of his enclosure. 4 months later I noticed how difficult it was to get him to eat. I fed it in his cage, his feeding response increased and it didn’t change his behavior at all. I’ve had him for 11 months now and He has never bit me once
I have gotten them to eat outside enclosure, but I have gotten way better responses inside their own enclosure pretty much eat every single time and strike within moments compared to playing the teasing waiting game
Brian sorry to bather it's been 2 months and my snake has not ate it just sheded should a I feed it after
Thank you for this REAL WORLD, CORRECT HUSBANDRY vid. I will be sharing in my FB Groups.
Gave this video a thumbs up 58 sec in and I’ve never seen this channel before
Hi brian i just bought my ball python on the 28th of feb since i had it . It dont want to eat
So what temperature should the thermostat be set at and what should be the surface temperature of my substrate with the temp gun?
I have a reptitherm with. I read online that it's good to put the thermostat probe outside under the tank between the pad and bottom of tank. My problem is once I put the pad on the tank, the part of the pad where the probe is won't stick onto the tank. I'm using a temperature gun. The middle of the pad is the hottest while the two opposite ends (long ways) are about 6 degrees off. What might I be doing wrong?
does the temp gun work thru glass and screen tops?
What is back heat? Never heard of that term… I guess that’s lamp heat?
Thanks i use a dewalt heat gun,but i was putting the red dot on the backs and pump up the heater,THANKS for saving my animals
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