Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
I'm not real fond of Faunariums for snakes, their snap-down lids tend to be not very secure, but that's pretty much it. They are very simple to care for. I've kept them on both aspen and sand. I prefer sand, but I don't think it really makes much difference as long as it's deep enough for them to burrow into. Make sure he has plenty of space to get away from the heat if he wants to. Mine actually don't spend much time on the heat at all, except when digesting a meal.
They'll spend most of their time hidden, and you can usually tell when they're hungry because they'll have their whole body hidden with just their head sticking out of the substrate. Don't be too surprised if he goes off feed for periods of time. Almost every one I've had will just randomly sometimes take a month or two off of eating. As long as he's not losing weight, it shouldn't be a problem.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.