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Old 08-01-20, 07:54 AM   #31 (permalink)
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One thing I learned about enclosures is to always have front openings. Top opening enclosures are an invitation to getting bit. Approaching from above is "instinctively" like being preyed upon. We handled all of our emeralds, not like wrapping them around our necks, but taking them outside to the "jungle gym". It gave them great motivation to poop! Especially with the misting from the hose.
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The blood was from a mouse she just ate btw.
I hope you are feeding F/T? An emerald that size should be eating small rats.
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I hope you are feeding F/T? An emerald that size should be eating small rats.
The adult female is eating live. She will mot accept ft just yet. Her feedong response has gotten much better though so i think she will eventually end up accepting ft. Ive tried very hot and at night. I have yet to try pre killed though. One thing i was sughested to do is offer live then replace it with a ft. Now that she is no longer hesitant to feed for me even during the day this might just work. And shes eating adult mice. Think i should move her up?
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One thing I learned about enclosures is to always have front openings. Top opening enclosures are an invitation to getting bit. Approaching from above is "instinctively" like being preyed upon. We handled all of our emeralds, not like wrapping them around our necks, but taking them outside to the "jungle gym". It gave them great motivation to poop! Especially with the misting from the hose.
So far no issues with poop or urates. Never been so happy to see poop and yeah mine are all in front opening enclosures. 2 in pvc and the baby in an exoterra. Will get a pvc when bigger.
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For adult and sub-adult, I made acrylic enclosures. Clear in all directions. I believe that helped a bit in calming them down. Had no effect on feeding, cleaning and mating. As far as feeding, I preferred small rats for adults. The only exception was a large adult, female basin. She got medium rats. She also gave us one of the largest litters we ever had.

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Nice. Man i wish i knew how to build enclosures. Maybe some day when i get a yard again ill experiment. Buying enclosures cost too damn much.
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Took this nice shot of the male

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Also finally got them all eating F/T which im very excited for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z6E...g&index=2&t=0s
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