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food & water outside...


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Posted by Niki on May 03, 2003 at 11:08:00:

In Reply to: My Opinion - never use them-they cause neurological disaster posted by amazoa on May 02, 2003 at 20:36:40:

I don't leave a water bowl or food outdoors. I offer water in
his bowl in the morning, he usually drinks, but if not, it
gets dumped out cleaned and put up. He is fed Mazuri indoors,
and I have a section of his pen planted with centipede grass
which he will not eat and is very dense. I put greens on
that directly then clean it up right away. I would not leave
food outside. If I get a few ants trying to start something
in his pen, they get blasted with BOILING HOT WATER > and they
don't come back. Of course I'm talking about my sulcata not
star torts but the principle is the same.

Get an area of their pen for feeding and put down stepping stones
or something so the food is not on the grass/dirt. Maybe have
that be the covered section also so food doesn't wilt right
away. I'm assuming you must feed them outdoors and can't
clean up right away - like if you had to work.

Another thing that worked well for me when he was small was using
a giant clay saucer as a feeding bowl, which could be washed
off.



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