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RE: Zonata husbandry question

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Posted by: vegasbilly at Sun Aug 12 00:22:47 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by vegasbilly ]  
   

I live in Vegas and have converted the single car part of our 3 car garage into my Herp room. Hermetically sealed and has AC/ Heat. Even with that it can get in the mid-80s especially when it's 111F outside like today! My group of 17 routinely get to the mid-80s with no ill effects but each has access to a large damp hide. The room does get down to 80F at night.

I have animals from Kern and Ventura Counties as well as northern Sierra and the San Bernadinos and all handle the warmer temps just fine. I had a surplus of 2' square Barrs cages from when I bred Chondros so I built faux staggered rock piles/ledges and each cage has 3" of cypress mulch that gets a light spray twice a week to raise the ambient humidity in the e cage. The hide boxes are Rubbermaid shoeboxes blacked out for security and have a 4" mixture of vermiculite and sphagnum moss. These also serve double duty as laying boxes for the gravid females. As mentioned before, give them options and let them tell you what they prefer.

Bill


   

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