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    Ambient temp

    So my hoggie hasn't been eating at all since I got him and the only reason that I can think why is that the ambient temp is a bit low (its pretty much winter so it would make sense right).

    So I was going to get a ceramic heat emitter to try and get temps up but hes in a very small Really Useful Box so how do I go about setting this up? Where does the thermostat go etc? I've never set up a CHE before so I have no idea haha

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    If he is very small put him in a 2.7 quarts tub and put the heat mat under the entire tub and keep your temp at 86.
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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart_Reptiles View Post
    If he is very small put him in a 2.7 quarts tub and put the heat mat under the entire tub and keep your temp at 86.
    Hes in a 0.9litre RUB (Which is what the breeder said I should put him in), is that okay?

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    Re: Ambient temp

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    Hes in a 0.9litre RUB (Which is what the breeder said I should put him in), is that okay?

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    Actually even better considering he is small.

    One more thing you can try on the top of what I mentioned above is use coconut husk if you use aspen.

    Depending on his size and he still does not want to eat on it's own you may have to take a step backward and scent the prey.
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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart_Reptiles View Post
    Actually even better considering he is small.

    One more thing you can try on the top of what I mentioned above is use coconut husk if you use aspen.

    Depending on his size and he still does not want to eat on it's own you may have to take a step backward and scent the prey.
    Oh okay, what does the coconut husk do to help? Yes I think I'm going to start scenting it from now, hes not eaten for about 5 weeks.

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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophieg View Post
    Oh okay, what does the coconut husk do to help? Yes I think I'm going to start scenting it from now, hes not eaten for about 5 weeks.

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    It's a lot more similar to dirt so closer to what they would actually bury themselves in, proving more security. I use that for all my neonate up to the time they are about 25 grams.

    Best scent in order are

    Vienna sausage
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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart_Reptiles View Post
    It's a lot more similar to dirt so closer to what they would actually bury themselves in, proving more security. I use that for all my neonate up to the time they are about 25 grams.

    Best scent in order are

    Vienna sausage
    Tuna
    Hard Boil Egg
    Chicken (from chicken in a can)
    Sardines
    Anchovies
    Oh okay, that makes sense! Thank u! Also, he keeps spilling his water (idk how, it's a heavy dish and I only half fill it) so his humidity keeps getting quite high, should I just drill more holes in the lid?

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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophieg View Post
    Oh okay, that makes sense! Thank u! Also, he keeps spilling his water (idk how, it's a heavy dish and I only half fill it) so his humidity keeps getting quite high, should I just drill more holes in the lid?

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    I'd secure the water dish better so you don't have water pooling up in the substrate.
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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    I'd secure the water dish better so you don't have water pooling up in the substrate.
    The bowl is wedged between the sides which is why I dont understand how the substrate is getting damp.

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    Re: Ambient temp

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophieg View Post
    The bowl is wedged between the sides which is why I dont understand how the substrate is getting damp.

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    Is it tipped over? Might be he's soaking in it, and then dragging the water out.
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