This is a traditional - I'm worried about a little thing new parent question. But a fair question non the less.
I have set up my vivarium to inhabit a new corn snake. She is about 18 months old and perhaps 2/3 grown. The cool end of the viv is regestering about 20C, Warm end is 35-40 just above heat mat under hide and about 30 on top of hide. Anyway - the snake has been in there for about 24 hours but has only been seen in the cool hide(20C).
What I am wondering is should I just leave her there or is there a possibility that she is too scared to find the hot end.

I could take the cool hide out suspecting that she would quickly adopt the warm hide but then I might have a hot snake instead.

Any advice sought,
Cheers,
Verv

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This is a traditional - I'm worried about a little thing new parent question. But a fair question non the ... - the snake has been in there for about 24 hours but has only been seen in the cool hide(20C).

Don't disturb her for the first week, if possible. Give her a chance to settle in. Give her peace and quiet and privacy and she'll find the warm spot. And don't worry so much. Emotion: smile
fr0glet

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I have set up my vivarium to inhabit a new corn snake. She is about 18 months old and perhaps ... - the snake has been in there for about 24 hours but has only been seen in the cool hide(20C).

It's possible that the hide on the hot end is just too hot. 35-40C (95- 104F) is a bit much. Try cooling the hot end down to 30-32C (85-90F) inside the hide and see if that helps.
-Z
This is a traditional - I'm worried about a little ... hours but has only been seen in the cool hide(20C).

Don't disturb her for the first week, if possible. Give her a chance to settle in. Give her peace and quiet and privacy and she'll find the warm spot. And don't worry so much. Emotion: smile fr0glet

i agree. leave her alone and she'll come home wagging her tail behind her.

john Emotion: wink
I have set up my vivarium to inhabit a new ... hours but has only been seen in the cool hide(20C).

It's possible that the hide on the hot end is just too hot. 35-40C (95- 104F) is a bit much. Try cooling the hot end down to 30-32C (85-90F) inside the hide and see if that helps. -Z

Also, the cool end, at 20C (~68F) is within brumation range, is it not?
Also, the cool end, at 20C (~68F) is within brumation range, is it not?

Good point.
-Z