Ava laid for me in 2020, but I don’t remember her acting like this before…
I know gravid females that are close to laying will be super restless… but almost every time I go to check on her, she’s tried to climb out of her tub and up my arm.
This time, I was retrieving the GoPro I was using to try and watch her without disturbing her since the battery died on it, and she did the same… but then crawled around my neck and wrapped herself up and seemed intent on staying put. I finally managed to gently unwrap her and coax her back into her tub, but man… has anyone else had their girls do that?
She must be really close to laying
Egg bulge right by her tail too!
I’ve had restless ones, but not trying to jump out of their cage! She is probably just super uncomfortable and close like you said. You can double check your temps. just to be sure but I wouldn’t worry, congratulations on the impending clutch!
I did check the temps, everything seems normal — so I think she’s just being extra restless. She does go from coiling on the warm end to looking around her tub, but seems to be settling down more as of today
Just a random thought to challenge the status quo- The world was flat until new ideas were explored.
(Please, no flat earthers discussion here, leave that to youtube.)
Yes, Non scientific - But do you hold her often? Maybe she feels safe with you and/or likes your heat or the opportunity to get out. Just a vague impression from the pictures, but you (and the snakes behaviour ) look like someone who holds your snakes alot.
Yes, I may get trolled for saying that, but conditioning is conditioning if that’s the animals experience.
Also if getting out is the main movement and excise she gets, she could see it as a way to move things down her body including food down. Why should she know the difference in the over full feeling?