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RE: BLACK THROAT monitor help

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Posted by: FR at Wed Jun 26 11:48:46 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

With whole rodents, there is no need WHAT SO EVER to dust with any suppliments.

Also, what your talking about, tearing the cage apart, attempting to burrow, is not a good understanding of what is occurring.

All monitors first and main task in life, wild or captive, is to find a home. Whether its a burrow, crevice, hollow, etc. They REQUIRE the security of a home. This is the most important thing you can do, give it a home.

Once you do that, they do not tear up the cage, every day. They use the burrow like you use your house. If you see a captive tearing up the cage, its simply telling you its looking for something. Unless its starving, its looking for a home.

Please understand, you most people buy these animals, they somehow think, they are giving it a home. All I ask is, give it a home. Something it considers a home, not what you call a home, you being most keepers.

Now for the problem, a home is a shelter that the animal can go inside, a burrow is not a burrow until its a few times the length of the monitor. That's simple to understand. So your cage and your substrate, must be deep enough and big enough to allow that. Neonate blackthroats, well that's easy to support. Adults, hmmmmmmmmm not so easy. Best of luck


   

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