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RE: insane arguements pt 4

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Posted by: AaronBayer at Fri Apr 25 15:00:39 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AaronBayer ]  
   

when housing kings together, do you limit it to a pair or trio? Have you ever tried, say, 3.8 in a large container (300gal metal stock tank with a plastic lid perhaps).

besides keeping kings in groups and providing large containers to properly burrow in for nesting, have you tried anything else to bring their captive lives into a more natural/ less insane state? I ask, because i've thought about the temps that I keep my snakes and feel that it's obvious keeping my kings, hogs, corns and most milks at low 70s on the cool end and a warm spot of around 90 and keeping my boas with a cool end of 75 and a hot spot of 95 is far from normal or what they would see in the wild. Same goes with brumating... no wild honduran sees 55 degrees for 3 months straight.

So why do we not at least attempt to mimic natural temps in captivity? Is it to keep them eating more frequently, growing faster, and reproducing more quickly? Or to make things easier on the keeper.

even providing a thermal gradient to the snake 24/7/365 isn't really natural... some days they are just going to be cold in the wild, yet people act as though cold temps for a captive snake means respitory infection, vet visits, and death. why is that?


   

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