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What is the best way to provide ventilation in a rack?


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Posted by Bluerosy on April 29, 2003 at 11:38:09:

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:

I have not had much luck with one row of holes around the box for the rosys. The best setup for rosys is a screeen top. So since I use a sweater box system I put at least two rows of holes all around and on the front of the box and then I have 4 rows of holes in the front of the box. I then set up a fan in front of the boxes and that blows some ventilation in there.
I have treid using no holes and one row of holes but had lots of health problems.
Since I switched to more holes in the front + with a fan placed in front of the rack, things have been great and I have had no health problems associated with high humidity with my rosys. I think if you check on Randy Wrights care sheet he reccomends screen tops only. Most bigger breeders of rosys use screen tops for better ventilation.

:I will be using lidless boxes, and will add holes to the boxes for ventilation, as well as using pegboard for the back of the rack. Is there a way to provide even more ventilation? And yes, I will be providing 2 hides per box. By your answer, I'm assuming that you think the smaller box size is fine, but the larger box better for ventilation?

::Snakes in general feel safer and more secure in a smaller box. But seeing as you will prbably provide a hide box it is your preference.
:: My experience has shown to keep smaller boxes for easy cleaning and less substrate being replaced every time.
::The importatnt thing you have to remember when keeping rosys is they need a lot of ventilation compared to colubrids. The rosys do not do well in unventilated boxes and come down with problems from the humidity. So a large box would be effeceint for ventilation.
::Your call.

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::I'm designing a rack that will house collubrids and also rosies. Since I have a small collection, I can afford to give the snakes more room than would be considered adequate. I'm looking at 2 Iris boxes for the rosies. One is 13.5 x 16 x 7, or approx. 216 sq. in. floor space, which seems a little small to me. The other is 16.25 x 24.25 x 6.25, or 394 sq. in., which I'm sure is more than big enough. Unless someone convinces me otherwise, I'll go for the bigger box. What do you think?

:::jeannie

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