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 #2316059


AppyGoLucky
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 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

Hello, I am looking at getting a Bay of LA Rosy Boa. I am only allowed to have small snakes and this would be my first. I have done a bit of research, even made my own care sheet and I made a spreadsheet about costs (All of which I can cover). I’m concerned about owning a snake in the first place (Although it’s been my long lived dream) because of where I live. It’s very humid here. Always around 75%-100%. How would I go about making it down to about 60%-70%? I know that people do own snakes around here but this came up and really struck me. Would a better option be to purchase a snake that is used to Washington humidity, or would it be okay to have a snake shipped? (The one I’m looking at is in Florida). Anything helps, Thank you.



12/12/15  11:38am

 #2316066


Takahiro111
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  Message To: AppyGoLucky   In reference to Message Id: 2316059


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

For low humidity increase the ventilation and don’t sit the water bowl on the warm end



12/12/15  05:09pm

 #2316094


Snakesitter
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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316066


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

Ventilation, unfortunately, will not do anything about ambient humidity. I’ve always had the opposite problem: increasing humidity in low moisture environments! Have you asked local keepers and a big breeder or two how they handle high humidity issues for that species?

Cliff Earle
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12/14/15  01:47pm

 #2316103


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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2316094


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

I’ve talked to a couple. One just uses newspaper and papertowel. The other said as long as I keep the warm side at a constant 90 degrees Fahrenheit and I should be okay. It definitely boosted my confidence.



12/14/15  09:24pm

 #2316158


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  Message To: AppyGoLucky   In reference to Message Id: 2316103


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

Glad to hear you are doing your research! Fingers crossed it all works out.



12/18/15  05:20pm

 #2316168


AppyGoLucky
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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2316158


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

Thank you so much! I always do research before I buy or invest in something. One of my pet peeves is people who get something just because it looks "cool" or "cute" with out knowing how much responsibility it takes, or see a post about an animal and comment "omg I want one" with the lack of knowledge.



12/18/15  10:13pm

 #2316315


Snakesitter
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  Message To: AppyGoLucky   In reference to Message Id: 2316168


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

That sets you a step apart. Well done!



12/28/15  01:26pm

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  Message To: AppyGoLucky   In reference to Message Id: 2316059


 Humidity Control, Help Needed.

https://youtu.be/fZ--4HBOr78



02/03/16  06:22pm


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