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Posted by darkpeon on March 28, 2003 at 05:18:34:
In Reply to: Re: Sand Boa Housing posted by meretseger on March 27, 2003 at 07:07:45:
:Having used both, I prefer aspen to sand. Sand is just too sandy for my tastes. Another alternative would be 'carefresh'. Anything they can burrow in and isn't pine or cedar is ok. You know you're doing it right if you don't see your snake 90% of the time. I feed in a seperate container because they are rather violent eaters and tend to get substrate stuck in their mouths. I think keeping half the substrate moist would be too much. These guys don't tolerate humidity very well. Some people recommend a moist hide, I just mist down the top of the substrate when the snakes are shedding. They do need some sort of extra humidity during shedding, or it's a mess. What I do to set up a cage is throw in about 2-4 inches of shredded aspen and add a water dish. Voila! I use undertank heaters and screen lids. Overhead lights are probably a viable option too. I like a warm end of 85-90, cool end of room temperature (about 75 in my place).
Thanks for all the responses, theyve all added a lot of prospectives in my search for knowledge on ksb =).
But, ive heard that carefresh (is that what its called?) is light and fluffy, and the ksb's like some heavyness to their substrate. Is the weight of the substrate that much of a factor in the health of the snake or am i just listening to "opinions"?