Barometric Pressure- Changed behaviors?

Have any of you noticed that storms, either the sounds or preceding changes in barometric pressure, make any of your herps act differently?

My friend’s little hognose appears to be agitated about the noise of thunderstorms, and before a very big storm he seems to move around his enclosure more as if making sure of shelter or hunting more? Hard to say.

My Ball Python baby Finnley, (a few months old), spent most of today awake and crawling around, when he’s normally a predictably crepuscular guy. When allowed to come out of his bin, he was lively and inquisitive to explore, but he’s never so awake during the day… Then tonight the incoming storm system with thunder and lightning hit.

On the other hand, Sangfroid the Black African House Snake doesn’t seem to give a dang what the weather is. Or if he does he ain’t showing.

What behaviors, if any, do your animals exhibit when the barometric pressure drops? Or rises?
I know a lot of breeders swear by that pressure shift for getting more likely pairings, for example.


Yes always pair when it is storming! Some species seem more sensitive to pressure changes then others. We know so much about animals, but still so much more to figure out! I know the Japanese rat snake and a species of catfish is known for acting erratically before seismic activity happens in Japan. I think reptiles are more sensitive to these type of changes in their environment then most people think. I don’t think anyone knows the complete reason for this yet.

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