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What is hibernation?
Hibernation is a term you have come across from time to time. In animals, hibernation is the time during which animals go into a dormant stage. They become inactive due to extreme weather conditions. This is mainly during the cold seasons and this is to conserve their energy to prevent death and lack of necessary nutrients by the animals.
Do snakes hibernate?
Snakes also go into an inactive stage during cold season. As much as this is considered as hibernation by most people, this is not a 100% factual. In hibernation, the animals go into a deep slumber and do not wake up until the cold season ends. This is however not the case in snakes. Snakes during the cold season can sometimes wake up to drink water. Snakes therefore go into a modified type of hibernation called brumation which is independent of sleep.
Why do snakes have to hibernate?
For those that cannot, they have to go into brumation. This has a great significance. Snakes are cold blooded and therefore during cold weather, they have to save the little energy they have to survive. When snakes brumate, they slow down both their heart rate and metabolic rate. This makes them able to survive without food and water during the days occupied by winter.
Hibernation in snakes.
Though the form of hibernation is modified, the snakes do not have a choice for this as when the temperatures become low, the snake’s body changes and goes into hibernation. Not all snakes have to brumate during winter. Those that can survive during the cold season do not brumate and they go on with their activities as usual. Those that are also in hot climates do not hibernate. When climate becomes warm in between the winter, the snakes come out of their sleep to go find food and water. When the temperatures go back to being cold, they resume their hibernation. There are other questions involved when it comes to snake hibernation. The questions include: Where do snakes hibernate? For how long do snakes hibernate?I have never seen a snake hibernate. Why is this? Snakes do not hibernate anywhere. They find places where they are well protected and where they can conserve their energy which is the main idea behind the hibernation. They go into holes and burrows, caves and into rocky caves to hibernate.
Snakes do not hibernate all through. However, when the temperatures go below the normal, they will always hibernate. Hibernation is very important and as soon as snakes come out of the hibernation period, they go into the mating period. It is believed that the snake sperm quality is improved during hibernation. As the snakes in the wild go into hibernation naturally those that have been captured are placed in conditions that force them to hibernate. Snake owners are advised to study their snakes and know the conditions necessary for their hibernation. The snakes are provided with water so that they can drink when they break from hibernating.