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RE: great response!

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Posted by: FR at Wed Jan 15 10:23:44 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

A couple of things with this.

It depends on what your looking for. what you described is Basic bottom line survival husbandry. And yes a hog can live it it. What you mentioned, does not cover the concern of this thread. Nesting.

Your description meets minimal requirements, but nothing specific about hognose and their unique behaviors, and hognose have lots and lots of unique behaviors(goofy little creatures) Also, your setup is no fun. If you like to have fun, you can move on from there, or not if you do not require fun. Learning is also fun.

The question with a certain weight for females is being questioned. And that is what we are talking about with good(to support) husbandry. Hogs as with most reptiles, have particular methods of nesting. When met, reproduction is simple easy and does not impact the health of the female. Its what they do on a normal basis, its not suppose to be life threatening. Poor nesting is life threatening. In this case, to smaller females.

Hogs appear to be one of the easiest to nest. As they nest in the sandy areas then live in. They nest in holes they make and are from my expeience here, fairly shallow, 8 to 10" deep(in nature) When allowed to nest in what they normally nest in, they can lay their eggs within a day to a few days of shedding, which allows them to not become dehydrated and not become thin and lose weight. With none suitable nesting, they hold the eggs as long as possible then drop them(scatter them) in an effort to survive. When nesting is good, their is a design and method of nesting that's repeatable. In short, them make chambers in a sandy substrate, they deposit the eggs in a tight organized fashion, leave an air space around the eggs and cover the burrows that lead to the chamber. They may even move and arrange eggs with their heads. So what your doing is good, but not exactly what we are talking about. Best wishes


   

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