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Re: questions about naturalistic set up + keeping hogs together


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Posted by Colchicine on January 01, 2003 at 14:51:36:

In Reply to: questions about naturalistic set up + keeping hogs together posted by davids74 on December 31, 2002 at 12:05:32:

I'm going to backup Andy's post as usual. I'm surprised you have not found any information on cannibalism with Western hognoses. On this form it has been reported several times. In one instance that I commonly refer to somebody had their hog noses together for two years when the slightly larger female ate the smaller male. Although you would have the snakes in an enclosure that is much larger than a typical enclosure I still wouldn't chance it.

As far as the frogs, I'm surprised that you can't keep the humidity up since they're usually relatively simple fixes for that. One is to have a large source of water with a high surface area (surely you have learned about the importance of surface area to volume ratios!), another one is to close off as much of the ventilation as possible. Live plants also help to increase the humidity through their transpiration.

If you are interested in animal behavior, have you looked at Melissa Kaplan's web site? www.anapsid.org
she has an extensive section on animal behavior in the problems with anthropomorphism.

Good luck, but as though how it turns out.


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