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Sweater box or naturalistic terrarium?

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Posted by: Arkanis at Mon Oct 4 17:46:34 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Arkanis ]  
   

I am currently keeping one subadult wildcaught zonata parvirubra 18 inches - i have Hubbs great book and read it but i have an unanswered question about husbandry...

I made her a naturalistic terrarium 10 gal - plexi top with drilled and smoothed holes, subsurface heat on a dimmer, water, hydrocal naturalistic climbing wall with a hide tunnel i made, clear plexi multi level hide with vertical holes (i saw jerry kruse made a similar one and i modified mine a bit), coco shell hide, coconut/sand substrate, fake fern and flowers. Basically all she does is try to escape all day... and is rubbing her rostral scale on her nose a bit raw on the glass side walls of the aquarium .. i put a bit of neosporin on it 2x but the problem is not going away... her temp and food frequency seems ok.

Basically, i am thinking that i need to move her to a sweater box with aspen (what is best substrate?) and hope that she stops rubbing her nose raw... is that the solution to this?

also EATING Question: Initially she was a great eater and took unscented f/t pinkies off of foreceps. Then she after a month or so decided she would not eat these. She was still incredibly active in her terrarium always trying to escape... temp and feeding frequency seemed fine to me until she stopped eating... then after 1 mo i tried to give her a live fuzzy which she attacked and ate...i thought she went off food early but apparently she only wanted the live fuzzy mouse... anyways she remains active...

Is it true some milks and mtn kings start brumating now (October) and wake up in March??? brumate for 5 months??

If i brumate her will she stop rubbing her nose?

Is neosporin a good topical treatment for the nose? i read somewhere to use it


   

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