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Posted by GregH on January 26, 2003 at 13:21:37:
In Reply to: Re: Eastern Indigo Blue for 2 weeks posted by Chris Ken on January 26, 2003 at 10:55:20:
What do you use for moisture? I do have aspen, do you feel this is better than the moss? I do have a large water bowl in his cage. I kept it pretty fresh.
::Thanks Chris for your thoughts. Not having moss in the cage would only mean that he wouldn't be damp at all. At the present time I am only using paper towels on the bottom. I can spray this as much as I want but and hour later it is all dried up. I mist the moss in the morning before I leave and it stays damp all day. I tend to use the moss mostly when they are in shed. A lot of times when they do shed I will remove the moss. If they choose to take a dump on the moss it goes immediately. I don't even try to clean the feces off, I just throw it out. The other option I have is aspen substrate, but this being damp all day I am sure will cause similiar bacteria problems.
::Also, usually after my snakes shed I tend to clean their entire cages out. Thanks for your post and your suggestions.
:You're welcome.It is my experience that most snakes will lay in their waterbowl if they are either too dry to shed or too hot.It's important to have a sufficient amount of clean water at all times.Usually if I want more moisture in the cage,I'll place a larger water supply close to the heat source.At any rate,I still advise against moss.How do you know it's not wet from urates?Moss also encourages the growth of mildew and fungus in a very short period of time.If you are adamant about using moss,you should change it every day.Take care,