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  1. Snakes
    Hi. My 1 year old sand boa normally is fine at shedding. However, he has only shed a small amount off this time around his neck area, and the rest of the shed on his body looks thick and very dry. Even after giving him a moisturizing bath, this has not moved for over a week. Each of my other...
  2. Snakes
    Hi, We have a 4 month old Royal Python. We have set the viv up correctly (we think). We have 2 temperature/humidity probes and are getting 24ºc / 60% at the cool end of the viv, and 31ºc / 40% at the hot end. Is this ok, as shouldn't the humidity be even? Many thanks in advance.
  3. Snakes
    I just switched to a sand/soil mix today looking for a more natural look, but it's after driving the humidity way up, 87% at the moment with slight condensation on the glass. The substrate was a pre made arid mix I bought and im just wondering is this safe for the snake and how long do you...
  4. Equipment & Supplies
    What's everyone's thoughts on Thermometers & Hygrometers, are the combi's any good or is it better to get seperate? TIA Chris
  5. Snakes
    Hi all, 5 years since I last logged in :/ So for several years, I've kept all my snakes, one boa and 4 rat snakes on newspaper, originally changed them all from aspen as it was too messy and kept getting caught in the runners for the glass on my tanks. I recently swapped my boa on to...
  6. Equipment & Supplies
    I've had an Exo-Terra thermo/hygro combometer in my crestie's viv since day one and it's been fine until recently, when it started giving worryingly low humidity readings that make absolutely no sense. It literally dropped overnight from an average low of 50% when 'dry' to constantly giving a...
  7. Snakes
    Hi there. I've been working on a bioactive settup for my new snake that's arriving soon but I'm having trouble hitting that 55% sweet spot for BPs. I can get it up to about 50 or so but it drops really quickly. I'm using a Vivexotic Repti-Home Vivarium - Medium, with a ceramic heating bulb...
  8. Habitat
    I am building a terrarium (no animals, just plants) and I want to incorporate a small waterfall feature. I have seen many videos on YouTube doing tutorials but I am really struggling to find the right equipment. Swells do a little waterfall kit but the reviews are not great. Could anyone...
  9. Habitat
    Hi all! My son got a Leo for Christmas and so far, she seems to be doing quite well. We're guessing her to be about 6 months old. She's about 5" long, eats 4-5 small dusted crickets every day and occasionally we give her a mealworm. Right now we have her in a 10 gallon tank with a warm hide...
  10. Lizards
    Hi all! My son got a Leo for Christmas and so far, she seems to be doing quite well. We're guessing her to be about 6 months old. She's about 5" long, eats 4-5 small dusted crickets every day and occasionally we give her a mealworm. Right now we have her in a 10 gallon tank with a warm hide...
  11. Habitat
    Is high humidity bad in itself? I'm wondering since in one of my bioactive setups, the humidity won't drop below 95% (in the other two it stays in the high 70s/low-mid 80s), even though i never mist, and the dirt isn't wet only humid to keep the clean-up crew alive. There isn't any condensation...
  12. Snakes
    So my corn snake has a lot of stuck shed on him, every other shed successfully came off in one piece, Im wondering since the heating has been turned on due to the colder weather coming in has this killed the humidity? Heres a few pics: Any ideas on what I should do?
  13. Lizards
    Hey, I'm wondering if anyone can help me, I recently purchased an Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink which requires a humidity level of around the 60 - 80% range. I've done a lot of research on suitable substrates to use, I settled for Coconut Husk as the main bedding with Sphagnum Moss mixed over...
  14. Habitat
    Would a differently sized tank/viv etc, change the humidity in any way? e.g. downgrading a tank to something smaller, would the humidity drop at all? I'm thinking not, just because the humid air inside would be relative to large or small tanks.
  15. Spiders and Inverts
    Hey So I have an exo terra large flat faunarium that I currently use for a baby corn, however when he goes into his main viv It'll be free, I was thinking of using it for a tarantula. From my reading and research on T's heating can cause more harm than good so I'm looking for opinions on...
  16. Newbie Advice
    Hi, have established I need a glass top for my 45x45x45 exo terra tank. However i cannot find one at all! Any recommendations? Thanks
  17. Amphibians
    Hello, I am new to the world of dart frogs and am looking to get some at the end of the month. We have an exo terra 45x45x45 which we are trying to set up bio-actively. For the bottom layer we have clay balls and then on top of that a soil that was recommended by exo terra. We have a wide...
  18. Snakes
    Hi all, I am a new corn snake mama (UK) I have had my adult female carolina corn for approx 2 months; I adopted her from a rescue centre after she had been found under some-one's garden shed and severely underweight. The rescue centre specialize in all things reptile and work closely with the...
  19. Habitat
    Hiya I've read a bit about the usage of fans to assist with ventilation and air flow within a vivarium, particularly with high humidity species Could the same be useful for lower humidity species too? E.g. having a couple of fans to bring in fresh air / take out moist air
  20. Equipment & Supplies
    Looking for a reliable combo thermometer and hygrometer with a probe but there's so many ranging from cheapy £2 ones to £20+. Anyone have any suggestions? Preferably under 10 quid but if they all suck then I'll fork out the extra. Will be used for crested gecko I have 3 digital combos atm but...
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