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questions about naturalistic set up + keeping hogs together


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Posted by davids74 on December 31, 2002 at 12:05:32:

First of all I would like to say hi to everyone on the forum. I've been reading this forum since it's creation, and you all have already helped me out quite a bit in regards to housing and feeding, and lack therefore of at the beginning of winter when my hogs were a bit reluctant to eat.

I have a large enclosure 7X5X3 which I originally had built to house a colony of red-eye tree frogs. Unfortunatey despite my best efforts I could not get the humidity up to a consistantly acceptable level without compromising the saftey of the frogs.

I am now thinking about using this cage to create a naturalistic type set-up for 1.2 adult western hognose. Before I do anything with this, I would like to ask whether it is even a good idea to house these snakes in the same enclosure. I can't seem to find any info regarding cannibalism in western hognose. My snakes are captive bred, and about 3 years old. They are pretty close to the same size (the male is about 6 inches smaller than the females)

I currently have them in separate 20g aquariums, so there is no hurry or nessisity for that matter to even move them. I just thought it would be interesting to set them up in an enclosure where they can show more natural behavior. (i'm a zoology major and kinda have a passion for that sort of thing) However, if cannibalism is one of their "natural" behaviors, I really don't need to witness it first hand...

Let me know what you all think...

Ben


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