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Posted by markg on April 29, 2003 at 10:26:08:
In Reply to: What is the best way to provide ventilation in a rack? posted by Jeannie on April 28, 2003 at 22:44:39:
This is how I keep my rosies. Excuse the clutter.. it was cleaning time and I was rearranging some of the heat pads and cords. Anyway, this one wire rack that you can partially see houses 5 adults and 5 young rosies. The snakes are all in plastic shoe/sweater boxes with holes poked in the sides (with a soldering iron) all the way around each box. I put water bowls in the cages about 1 day out of 7 roughly. The boxes' inside dimensions are about 20.5 x 14. A large coastal rosy fills this up to the point where I'll be using larger boxes (Rubbermaid Carb-X which has inside dimensions of 22.5 x 14.5. Believe me that extra 32+ sq inches of space adds alot of room) for the biggest females.
Yes lids are a pain, but with this simple setup I can use any Brand box of any style or even throw a Vision or other make cage on a shelf if I want. The only lidless system I'll be using is for future babies.
In the wild rosies spend much time underground. The humidity under there is fairly stable and not high but not super low either. I haven't had any trouble keeping my rosies as shown. The wire rack allows for plenty of ventilation around each box. I figure it is like the rosy is underground when they are in the boxes with lids.