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Posted by hades-raptor on April 23, 2003 at 17:06:02:
In Reply to: Hmmm.... posted by JDP on April 23, 2003 at 10:30:26:
It's not _that_ much water I'll dump into the cage. So they arent exactly sitting in inches of water. It only wets the newspaper, some spots still dry. So he's just sitting on wet newspaper that drives up usualy within a day. And of course, like Brian said, youve got to clean it up, even if it's dry, as it gets very icky and bad.
I really love the bowl dumping idea, and it's been working for my snakes for a coulpe years now.
:Im not real sure you would want your snake to be sitting in stagnant water? I mean my anaconda LIVES in her water but burms arent like that. Anybody got any thoughts on letting standing water in the cage?
::Im too poor to afford towels (not really), but this is what I do :)
::Around shed time, I just dump most of the water bowl. Throughouly soaking the inside of the cage. The combination of the heaters and light will make the water quickly start rising. This tends to make the entire cage between 90-100% humidity. Within a day or two the cage is pretty much dry again and I do it all over until the shed is over with.
::Just make sure that if the water doesn't evaporate within in two/three days that you CLEAN IT UP, as it can start to stink, mold, and cause problems.
:::What I do for my 11' female is I take a bath towel and fold it up (like its hanging on the rack in the bathroom) and I wet the top two layers thoroughly. Not soaked just nicely damp. Put it in the cage and most times the snake will lay on it. Remoisten with a spray bottle daily and your burm (or any snake) will shed nicely. For small species I use washcloths or even smaller (BPs), folded up toilet paper in their hide box. Works great.