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Kudos, It Looks Great

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Posted by: Ameron at Sun Aug 19 12:53:31 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ameron ]  
   


Congratulations on the larger & more naturalistic setup for your reptiles.

Tegus and Monitors are such active, large lizards that I regard your setup size as the minimum needed for healthy animals. (If you were a captive, and given a choice, would you want to live in a small closet - or would you rather have access to a small gym?)

When I've moved to larger, more naturalistic setups (I call them biomes) in the past, my snakes responded with higher activity & curiosity levels. I often add real plant sprigs, abundant in my yard, but fake plants are more practical for long-term usage.

I have three biomes now: 100-gallon, 60-gallon, 55-gallon. I use only one as the main housing, the 2nd I use as the play pen while cleaning the main biome. I change the accessories & setup every few weeks - for my creative fun and to give the snake occupant new things to explore. My Russian rat snake particularly likes to explore any recent changes.

Here is my Flickr link to some former biome setups for the 60-gallon unit. (If you think these are nice, you should see my unphotographed 100-gallon setup.)

Ever forward!!

Ameron
Portland/Vancouver
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