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RE: Which is better?

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Posted by: StephF at Sun Oct 3 21:43:32 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by StephF ]  
   

Considering that box turtles are native to areas that routinely have humidity levels *averaging* from 60%-85%, and that air is more humid near soil surface (where turtles live), experts feel that humidity is very important.

Indoor air, especially during the winter heating season, can be extremely dry...far too dry for box turtles.

While having water to soak in and feeding foods with a high moisture content can be helpful, feeding a varied diet to these opportunistic omnivores and recreating as closely as possible the conditions to which they are adapted is best.

If you have had fungus problems in the past, then you may have some husbandry issues that need to be addressed.

As far as your comments about mold and fungal spores being aspirated and causing health problems: can you please share with us any documentation you have for this? Did a veterinarian diagnose this problem? Is there scientific literature describing this health hazard?

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