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RE: trihogs

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Posted by: FR at Tue Mar 10 20:08:38 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

It might make it easier for you if you looked at snakes a different way.
You said tricolors need more humidity then western hogs. The reality is all snakes require the exact same needs as far as hydration.
Its the skin that makes a difference. There are thicker skinned reptiles, and thinner skinned reptiles. Of course, thin porous skinned reptiles, dry out faster at low humidity. that is, they loose water faster.
If you do not have cages that dehydrate them, then they are all about the same to keep. Its all about air movement.
Remember, in nature, tricolored hogs, are fossorial, as are western hogs. Both spend the vast majority of their lives, in the ground where there is little air movement and water loose.
In fact, most snakes in nature seek shelters that are aprox 50% humidity. They have no need to loose water, or gain it. So if you do not dehydrate them, then 50% humidity is perfect and what they normally pick. Try thinking about this, best wishes


   

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