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RE: outdoors in florida

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Posted by: laurarfl at Thu Sep 11 07:00:10 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by laurarfl ]  
   

I'm definitely no expert, and I don't have any experience in keeping igs outside on a permanent basis. But based on my knowledge of keeping herps indoors, I'll shoot the moon. :0 Plus, my reply may garnish some other answers.

If the guidelines say that nighttime temps do not need to drop below 70-75, then that would be my point of concern. A ceramic heat emitter may provide a basking area for warmth, but if daytime temps are in the 50-60's, I don't think it's going to do much for ambient temps in the ig's cage. Low temps lead to low metabolism, compromised immune systems, and possibly respiratory infection.

The goal would be then to make sure the enclosure meets the ig's needs. I don't know what that would take for you. Would you have to wrap the entire enclosure in plastic to keep in the heat, or put up plywood sides? Would you then mist it to provide humidity?


   

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