@stewart_reptiles I thought I would start a separate thread to discuss this. This is something I have doubted for quite awhile.
I see people harp on the importance of ambient temp. What I don’t see is why. Now, to be clear, I think if you have a dedicated snake room and can keep it at 75 degrees and up, that’s wonderful. Optimal, even. Good for you, I hope to have one too someday.
However if you have a large enough heating source why on earth would it matter if the coldest spot in your tub is 73* instead of 75*? Are they not capable of sliding back over to the warm side if they’re a little chilly?
I haven’t seen any examples of an ambient temp a couple degrees above the room temp in a home causing any issues whatsoever. So why do we insist it matters? I must be missing something.
(Be reasonable…I’m not talking about keeping your snakes in a room that’s 50 degrees. No one lives like that, obviously that’s extreme.) Thanks!
(Also- If it matters, I keep my apartment around 70 degrees typically. According to my temp gun the “coldest” parts of my tubs in my rack are usually low 70s. I’m a year into the hobby, have 5 snakes, have been blessed to have zero health issues thus far. Not saying that as justification or proving that I’m “right,” just context as to why I have had my doubts on this.)