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Re: New ATB question


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Posted by FRAN on February 12, 2003 at 03:35:54:

In Reply to: New ATB question posted by vvvddd on February 10, 2003 at 23:46:26:

Now your dealing with a snake which has a very very very thin skin therefore they dry out easy even if misted often. Secret is high humidity. This is accomplished by placing a piece of glass partly over the top of the enclosure and keeping the medium moist with a small heat source on for just a few hours a day to sorta dry up the medium to create humidity. Get a cheap picture fram and take the glass from it to place on the top which works wonders for tree boas. After he digests the meal, place him in a small container that he can fully soak and place in a stone to rest his head and then after a day his skin can be assisted off. Be careful to not try and pull at shed skin that is attached too tightly or you might rip the skin off the snake. And keep food items very very small, like pinky size and offer them a food item every 10 days to two weeks vice weekly like rat and king snakes. Good Luck. Oh, do not keep a heat lamp on or near him as they like temps of 80 and too much higher will dehydrate him quickly.


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