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Warmer months and exotic pets

All animals are prone to problems associated with heat, so in the months with high temperatures must pay special attention to how your pet cope with heat. Pet with "cold-blooded" reptiles and amphibians as well, warm periods during the year are especially dangerous. Different species of reptiles have different optimal temperatures, but most fall between 20 and 39 degrees Celsius.

You must ensure that aquariums and cages are not exposed to direct sunlight through a window. Otherwise, hyperthermia can be a real problem (this measure is valid for any time of year). If the animal cage is overheating, try to move to a cooler place in the house (eg underground) or buy air conditioners. However, if you decide to use the air conditioner, make sure that the room temperature does not drop too much.

Reptiles, amphibians and other animals with "cold blood" presents a number of special problems when faced with high temperatures. These creatures depend on the environment to regulate their body temperature, so owners should ensure that their pets receive optimal temperature and humidity throughout the year. Make a habit to regularly check the temperature inside the cage (do not try to assume the temperature depending on the room).

Keep animals "cold blood" away from windows and warmest areas of the house. For tropical species could not stop you need is an aquarium heater for several hours during the afternoon. A method in which a reptile you cool during the day is to fill a plastic bottle with water to freeze and one covered with a shirt or towel. Put ice in glass cage for the temperature around the animal to fall. This method is quite risky but given that you do not have control of temperature change. For amphibians that prefer cold water a little, you can decrease the water temperature by adding ice cubes made from chlorine-free water or putting a bottle of water ice to float in the aquarium. You must be careful to avoid too drastic temperature fluctuations.

Another factor that may affect pet life with "cold blood" is humidity. You need to follow the moisture using a hygrometer placed in the cage the animal. To maintain an optimal level of humidity adjust ventilation cage. If you increase ventilation, humidity levels will drop. If you live in an area where the animal wet climates will need more ventilation. If you live in an area with dry and warm climate, should reduce the level of ventilation. Adding an extra bowl of water helps maintain an acceptable level of humidity.

High temperatures increase the risk of dehydration during the summer, which can be installed very quickly, especially in small animals. Make sure that your pet always has access to water and that it is clean and fresh. For animals receiving water through a special mechanism must be careful that it function normally. For animals that drink from a bowl, you must ensure that the container can not be easily overturned. During warmer months, change the water dish several times a day.