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RE: new cherryhead redfoot, having problems

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Posted by: tglazie at Tue Nov 27 18:06:27 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tglazie ]  
   

Terryo is right on about the humidity issue. However, I have known redfoots to enjoy basking on occasion, just so long as they have a place to hide, so I wouldn't necessarily remove the basking light. This lack of a hiding spot could be the other reason he is burrowing. Ensure proper humidity, however, by use of a small watering hole (the seat of a pot filled half way is usually fine). Ambient humidity doesn't seem to be as important as the existence of such a pool, as redfoots do love to soak. Also keep in mind that hatchlings, yearlings, and juveniles in general tend to hide a great deal, as such is natural for them in the wild (think about all of the predators running about on the northern pampas/silva fringe).

T.G.


   

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