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RE: Meet Bob

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Posted by: msmmarie at Sun Jan 2 21:47:53 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by msmmarie ]  
   

I will try to not take offense to your frustration about the 'experts' in this forum...but I do need to correct you about two things...one, I haven't seen a single person here claim to be an 'expert' though there are breeders and many educated people here, in general most are offering advice from personal experience and education and as this is a forum, I would suggest you and anyone else take it as 'advice' or don't take it at all..afterall, this is all voluntary. They're your pets afterall...their care (or lack thereof) is up to you and you can't criticize those participating in a public forum for it.

Second, while most people try to simulate a natural environment, that isn't exactly possible. When referring to them not coming out of hides to freshly cut vegetables, I'd say 'DUH!' (much like feral cats don't use a litter box or eat cat food...should we provide the best we can or relegate them to hunting mice around the yard??). But maybe a better response is that in their natural environment, there is dew and they do need hydration (another DUH!) so whether you provide that in the form of vegetables misted with water or provide seed/beans and then mist the cage each morning (and risking two things: upping the humidity in the cage...because again, as I stated above, you can't exactly replicate their environment in a terrarium....or the misted water drying before you Uro gets to it), the point is to have vegetation and some form of hydration available. And for most people here that has been in the form of misted greens which provide nutrition and hold the water longer than a cage misting (in my opinion, of course). If you look back through much of the food advice here and with the breeders that participate here, you'll find many provide a mix of seed/beans/greens.

I always appreciate those willing to help in this forum though I may not always take the advice and would hope you would as well.

Thanks,
Molly


   

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