So my boa, Kai as many of you know is almost 3 years old. Recently in South Florida we have had quite a few days of extremely cold days and nights. Yesterday, my mom called me and took video of his actions. (1) He was trying to wedge his face in between a small gap in the slider of his tank. There’s a picture of the gap in the door below (2) Along with that he was also leaning on the glass.
When I came home and I checked his humidity in terms to see if that was the cause of the situation. I checked his temps with heat gun and they were completely fine (his hotspot was 91° is cold side was 78° and humidity was 66%) Tonight I came home and I found him doing it myself, and I checked temps and humidity once again and they were as follows, Hotspot is 91* cool side of 79* and humidity of 65%.
*I just want to say he’s cool side is normally 80° but because of the colder nights it is caused his cold side to hover around 79. And the pictures are below.
- Is this normal for male boa almost 3 years of age?
- Is there someway so I can prevent him from injuring his face?
- Is this considered breeding behavior? (That was my first instinct)
Please let me know as soon as possible if there’s anything I can do