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RE: Having humidity problems with Roseys

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Posted by: markg at Tue Mar 23 12:22:07 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

I hear you. Rosies can live in slightly elevated humidity if the cage is very well ventilated. They do best in areas where elevated humidity is sporadic- more seasonal perhaps but not 100% of the time. That is just the reality of it, and in some areas limits people from keeping rosies.

Screen top cages go a long way in helping with the issue. Also, the type of rosies kept. For example, coastal rosies and Mexican rosies tend to do fine in moderate humidity from my experience. I've been in Baja at a site where trivs were found, and it was humid as all heck in Spring and Summer. I live about 60 miles from an area where coastal rosies have been found not more than a few miles from the beach.

It is those desert rosies which are most sensitive.

A friend of mine lives close to the beach and experiences an average higher humidity than at my house. His rosies thrived in plastic boxes when he left the water bowl out except for a few days once every month or so. He opens the window alot to let in fresh air each day. However, I bet where you live it is even more humid. I suggest lots and lots of air holes in the boxes and no water bowl for long periods. If the rosies do not thrive, then you will have to go with screen top cages. And if it is still a problem, get kingsnakes instead and send me any Mexican or Mid-Baja rosies only (I live in So Cal. Laws, you know.)
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