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Pet Snakes provides easy to understand, practical information and facts to help the new snake owner take care of their animals. At Pet Snakes we want to provide information that will help you enjoy your reptile more than ever.

Do snakes hibernate?


No. They brumate which is the reptilian version of hibernation. The difference is that animals that hibernate (bears, and squirrels for example) sleep the entire time without waking up until spring. Reptiles will occasionally wake up and eat. The major difference affecting how the animals react is the metabolic functions. A hibernating animal reduces its metabolic function down to near zero while a brumate reptile slows it down but not as severely.

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