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Posted by Raymond Moreno on September 28, 2002 at 12:41:38:
In Reply to: What do you guys keep your rhacodactylus in? more>>> posted by Brandon on September 28, 2002 at 11:51:02:
I am not a specialist of any sort, but I would not recommend PERMENANTLY MOUNTING the cork bark to the wall of your enclosure unless you know FOR CERTAIN that you have a perfectly flat piece, and that it fits perfectly flush with the wall.
Because the crix will hide (and sometimes die) behind the cork bark. As well as your cresty dropping his "doo-doo's" back there, and you not being able to reach it to clean it up. (Proper, weekly, sanitation of the cage is "a must"...unless you have a "live vivarium" with real top-soil, different levels of substrate with egg crate, pea gravel, etc...).
It looks (and works) just as good when you lean it against the walls.
I know that if you lean it against the walls, that it will have to be farther away from the wall at the base of the cork, hence taking-up a bit more space on the bottom portion of the enclosure. But from the little that I have read about the "leachianus," they are primarily ARBOREAL creatures...hence they will not be on the ground that much to notice this "taken-away" space. (Scroll down to see an example. It's under the title, "PIX OF MY SET-UP").
Hope this helps. And now I gotta go, as I'm heading over to the Petaluma "Reptile Bazaar".
Enjoy your weekend.
In Christ: Raymond
:I'm mainly talking about leachianus. Do you use glass terrariums, or wood cages, or what? also, how should i go about mounting cork bark panels on the back wall and possibly the sides? do any of you guys do this? it mentions it in the *RHAC* book, and says the gecko(s) will be more apt to climb of the walls, and feel safer this way. any opinions?