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Hydration is critical

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Posted by: 53kw at Mon Aug 8 18:03:23 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

Captive indigos often don't get enough moisture. They need wet hide boxes and access to plenty of drinking water. They can get blister disease but if they have moist hide boxes and dry cages they can self-regulate their hydration and avoid blister disease. They must have adequate levels of moisture to stay healthy enough to lay without binding.

I include UV light as well. I keep my sighthunters under the same lighting I use for desert lizards. These factors added to the already-mentioned dietary diversity, periodic vitamin supplements and limiting breeding to every several years instead of yearly or even every other year may spare female indigos from egg binding.


   

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