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Old 08-11-03, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes that is true and likely why other treatments other than antibiotics clear it up so easily. The substrate isn't the cause. It is that people allow too much urates and urine to build up before a thorough cage cleaning. dry urate dust is a proven leading cause of RI...mulches or substrates like reptibark, aspen etc that mold easily when moist are another problem...but again, it isn't the mulch or bark it is mold and mildew. Cypress and Eucalyptus mulch seem to be the best natural substrate as far as not growing mildew and mold. But still....thorough cleaning and substrate changes on a timely schedule is a must.
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