but do basilisks hibernate?
or are they awake all the time?
what did the giant basilisk inside hogwarts eat all those years?
little rodents that got in were probably not enough and over centuries there would be a natural instinct for small rodents to stay away from places the basilisk could reach
so what did it eat?
or was it asleep for hundreds of years
or was it Tom’s and it had only been there a few decades
I feel like I need to re-read the book but these are questions I’ve had for years.