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Posted by GSNewsome on April 29, 2003 at 20:40:15:
In Reply to: Looking for Hog Enclosure Recommendations from Hog Owners posted by Colchicine on April 28, 2003 at 11:26:15:
Thanks for your response. I realize the all glass aquarium will work, but I'm looking for something a little more self contained that is more pleasing to the eye.
Regarding your comments on housing the Hogs together - I appreciate your concern and have read your comments to others on this same subject. I have kept these hogs together since they were hatched and they have always been separated during feeding. I realize this does not eliminate the risk and I personally don't believe the risk to be that great. I truly enjoy watching their interaction with each other.
Thanks again for your comments.
:Quite ambitious! I honestly don't see why an all glass aquarium wouldn't suffice, light fixtures are easy to obtain and an under tank heater is easy enough to install. Unfortunately it is VERY difficult to make a hognose proof exhibit. Any live plants have to have the soil covered because they will burrow through it. And the best substrate for them, aspen, is not very natural looking.
:I do have one recommendation that you should take seriously, do not house hognoses together! It does not matter if they are close in size and have been housed together for years, there simply is a strong possibility that they would bite and / or eat each other. We have had this phenomenon posted a couple of times on this forum, and it always happens when they have been housed together for a number of years.