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Posted by Flavia Guimaraes on April 28, 2003 at 22:07:52:

In Reply to: outdoor enclosure posted by Sarahadele on April 28, 2003 at 16:59:18:

If the temperature is ok, if its hot enough but not TOO hot, i strongly recommend you an outdoor enclosure for your ig. I raise 4 of my igs outdoors, in huge birds cages because where i live is very hot and humid all year long.Ive been doing that for more than 2 years, since we arrived in Malaysia, and the health benefits were huge.My igs grew a lot, gained weight and are incredibly healthy.They love to look at the nature, to look at the trees, flowers, birds, etc...My igs are used to storms, even the heavy ones, so i dont put them indoors even when is raining (their cages top are covered!)because if they were in the rain forests it will be like that!Your ig will become more wild (and happy)but as soon as you take him back indoors again he will return to his old behavior.But be careful to dont overheat him!
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:Anyone want to list the pros and cons of an outdoor enclosure? FL will be a lovely place for Zephyr. I couldnt build 2 full size enclosures one outdoor one indoors, but I dont know where hed spend more time. Besdies tempature control (keeping it cool enough and warm enough) i know he would come inside on cool, rainy, or other inappropriate days. but also would he become more "wild" as nopw he is used to humans walking around, talking, etc. outside he would have the basically same things to stare at all day and a few humans. My dad really wants him to live outside (for Zephs benefit, not "ew i dont want it int he house" )but i would like a large enclosure in my room.
:also what about wild ticks, fleas, bugs, etc. it would also be a shame if my neighbors used pesticides. =/ i would rather have a rainforesty enclosure for him in my room and an hour or so a day of outside time to roam and bask and climb and eat flowers and get good light, but i dunno..
:what is better for him? (florida)
:Sarah (who cant stand floridian heat)




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