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RE: Shower stalls

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Posted by: FR at Wed Jun 5 11:08:03 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Hi again Izi.

The problem is, your a newbie, and a very avid one, one who is thinking about doing a great job. I want to encourage you, but its hard to get you going in the right direction, without discouraging you.

Many of your concerns, are not whats important. For instance tame or monsters, please, that has not a thing to do with it. I and I am sure JME is not considering that as a problem. At least not between you and the animal. It one bites you, well most likely you made a mistake.

Things like humidity, 70% is nonsense. Period, and it has nothing to do with monitors in boxes or nature.

The problem is dehydration, not hydration. With active diurnal reptiles, they require heat. Such animals as whipsnakes, coachwhips, etc are amoung the snakes that can have this problem. And frankly, no one keeps them because of those same problems. Monitors, are the same, they required heat, to give them heat, you have to add heat, in a way that makes for both The heat that's needed and a huge problem with dehydration. High heat, makes air move. Air moves up, and it takes available water with it. All available water. Which means, its dehydrating everything in the cage. EVERYTHING. Including the reptile.

So with high heat cages, you have to limit air loss. The reason is above, its not actually air loss, its water loss. If you have a water bowl that dries out, you have a reptile that is also drying out. They are NOT designed for that. It causes chronic to fatal kidney damage. to be continued



   

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