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To moss box or not?
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:55 AM   #1
Briancs
To moss box or not?

Hi

Brian has started to show signs of getting ready for his first shed since he came to us. He has access to two water bowls, a full size one in which he could soak if he wants and a little one at the other end of his viv. Should I also introduce a moss box, or should the bowls be sufficient? The viv has four vents on it and the warm end is 30 degrees in the day time and 27 at night.

Many thanks
 
Old 04-14-2018, 05:19 AM   #2
Patmart
Hi Iíve got a snake caves my 2 love it I call it there steam room
They go in when they are not due to shed
It dose help with shedding
Pat


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Old 04-14-2018, 05:22 AM   #3
Briancs
Thanks, Pat!
 
Old 04-14-2018, 05:26 AM   #4
Patmart
I got mine from amazon donít go for new there is great price for used I think I paid £6 for my second one silly me paid full the the first on I think is was £13
Pat


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Old 04-14-2018, 11:06 AM   #5
Dragonling
Personally I would avoid purchasing any used pet products, especially from unknown sellers.
 
Old 04-14-2018, 02:40 PM   #6
Patmart
I agree but I did disinfect them before
I put them in
Pat


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Old 04-14-2018, 03:08 PM   #7
Briancs
All suggestions gratefully received, thanks.
 
Old 04-14-2018, 05:52 PM   #8
Twolunger
A corn will use a large water bowl to help prepare for a shed. Mine use the water bowl both before and right after a shed. If you prefer to use a moist hide with sphagnum moss they will use that too. However, bacteria is found on everything, especially in a confined area such as in a vivarium. I swap out their water bowls for disinfected water bowls frequently, especially during the shed period. I would dispose of the used sphagnum after the shed.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 02:58 AM   #9
Briancs
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A corn will use a large water bowl to help prepare for a shed. Mine use the water bowl both before and right after a shed. If you prefer to use a moist hide with sphagnum moss they will use that too. However, bacteria is found on everything, especially in a confined area such as in a vivarium. I swap out their water bowls for disinfected water bowls frequently, especially during the shed period. I would dispose of the used sphagnum after the shed.


All useful, thanks very much. I may give him both this time and see if he has a preference.


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Old 04-16-2018, 01:42 PM   #10
Briancs
Tried both - he LURVES the moss box!
 

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