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Posted by: FR at Wed Jun 5 11:18:27 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Yet monitors, and 99% of all reptiles, shelter in DRY places. Why? because they are not salamanders. It is that simple. They have a protective layer and must be dry and medium humid. A balance of wet, their insides and their protective layer. That must be equal. So after checking tens of thousands of long term shelters in nature, the humidity is aprox 50 to 60%. That is what they DO. They then adjust by temporarily using areas of higher humidity and areas of lower humidity.

In effect, its the same as temps, they need a CHOICE between high and lower humidity.

The key to understanding is this. Their home shelter is THEIR base. That must be a safety zone, just like your home. It must not be too hot, or too cold, or too wet or too dry. Just like your home. That is the first thing all reptiles seek, including monitors.

Most snakes can be tortured and still live, but monitors, they do not play that game, they are more mammal like in that they REQUIRE the ability to perform in a normal way. Again, snakes folks lock in a box and smile. I guess snakes do not need to be happy. Monitors do.

Consider, JME and I, both built dedicated facilities aimed at the keeping and breeding of varanids, including large types. Not a big cage, facilities. Thanks






   

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