Hi,
It seems to me that it would be best to keep a snake "cage" as realistic as possible. Do people set up day/night light cycles (e.g., using a timer) for snakes? Is this recommended? I don't remember reading about this in my (limited) research, but I'm still reading about snakes and how best to keep them..
Thanks!
Kendall (hoping to buy a ball python or corn snake this spring)

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It seems to me that it would be best to keep a snake "cage" as realistic as possible. Do people ... remember reading about this in my (limited) research, but I'm still reading about snakes and how best to keep them..

Lots of people do, and while it's something I personally think is a nice idea, I can't cite anything specific and credible about it - snakes don't need uv the way many lizards and such, so they are less sensitive to such things.
That said, I turn my snakes' lights on in the morning and off at night; when I go away I don't worry about it, but otherwise they pretty much have a normal cycle.
nj"and natural bulbs, because I'm a hippie"m

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Lots of people do, and while it's something I personally think is a nice idea, I can't cite anything specific and credible about it - snakes don't need uv the way many lizards and such, so they are less sensitive to such things.

Thanks for the comments.
nj"and natural bulbs, because I'm a hippie"m

;-) Natural, as in full-spectrum?
Kendall

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nj"and natural bulbs, because I'm a hippie"m

;-) Natural, as in full-spectrum?

Nah, they're made out of burlap and tie-dyed. I think it's the wavelengths coming out of the crystals that really keep the boys eating regularly, though.
nj"at loss for word"m

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