I just don’t see a reason TO soak. They are perfectly capable of soaking themselves…you just want them to sparkle or what? I have wiped mine down with a warm damp paper towel a couple of instances where they were sitting on urate but I guess I’ve never got the soaking thing. Seems like an unnecessary stress to me. Idk I have seen differing opinions but nothing to back it up that really seems logical. They’re not like puppies, or people that need bath time right? I try and ask myself what’s the benefit not why shouldn’t I when it comes to snakes just because they’re…different.
Most of the people that do it, it seems to me they do it just because they want to. Which…fine, I guess? But I would need to see a benefit to the snakes not to myself to do it. If that makes sense.
Also if there’s someone out there please chime in but I don’t see long time experienced/established people in the hobby talking about it like they do it regularly, only new people. Which has led me to believe it’s just like giving their dog a bath in their minds and I don’t think people think it through much farther than that.
I’m happy to hear anyone’s more professional opinion on it.