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RE: Which is better?

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Posted by: Linda G at Mon Oct 4 08:08:22 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

My turtle is now on a good diet. If you recall when I first got her she would only eat corn and not very often. For instance this morning she had chopped turnip greens, butternut squash, reptomin sticks and small pieces of orange (she absolutely adores oranges). I mix it up at each feeding with different fruits and veggies. As far as mold, in reptile enclosures they always stress good ventilation especially in humid habitats so this is a good point, however, box turtles seem to seek out these areas in the wild. They like the dark, warm and humid areas where mold can grow readily. I agree that box turtles should have air that is humid as well as the soil. In everything I have read it states that without it they can develop eye and respiratory problems. I also agree with what Steph said that wood zaps the humidity out of the air. I would never use wood for reptiles that require higher humidity. My turtle tub is 2' wide by 6' long so I would think that covering it would not be a huge issue. Most of the enclosure is dry anyway. I will keep a close eye on humidity levels and if need be I could maybe add a small computer fan.

Thanks for all of your comments and guidance.
Linda


   

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