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Humidity for desert species...

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Posted by: EJ at Thu Oct 20 03:00:16 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

Major mistake here. Desert species do seem to prefer humidity. During times of hot weather and drought they spend their time in burrows. Their most active periods are during the rainy season. This is not to say they should be kept moist but they should be offered a choice of a humid hide or, as in the case of the above post, they should be moistened and allowed to dry out. This should avoid any shell fungus problems. I like the idea of a humid hide because it gives them a more natural choice.

>>Hi ryan. Well russian tortoises dont like humidity. They get RI and shell rot from high humidity. They are from deserts and Iraq. I soak my greeks 1 time a week. It does not stress them out really at all. I see them sucking down the water and they are happy again. You want to soak them at least 1 time a week. ALso keep the humidity down. Your russian will be getting most of his water from the vegies and leafs he eats and not humidity.
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>>Congrats. on getting him by the way.
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