Leaving for 2 nights.

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Leaving for 2 nights.

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Well in 9 days i will be leaving for 2 nights and am looking for some advice. :)
I will be leaving sometime on monday then i will be back sometime on wensday. I am not worried about the heat because i have a UTH with a thermostat but i am worried about the humidaty. Right now i have been useing a reptile fogger and that works nicely but i wont be here to turn it on/off when i need to. Was going to buy a timer for the fogger but i wont have enough time to get it here and to test it. So i was wondering does anyone have a idea that would help keep the humidaty up? Then the next problem is food, I have found that broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin seeds, and freeze dryed blood worms rot the slowest. So i think i will just add all five of those iteams in the food dish before i leave.
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Re: Leaving for 2 nights.

Post by Wai »

Just buy a timer online then and have it shipped to you.
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Might try that. But most things i order take forever to get here. (i live in the middle of no where) lol
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Re: Leaving for 2 nights.

Post by appps »

Do you not have supermarkets nearby? Our sell timers with the light bulbs so if you do that would be quicker than post.

Along with fresh food I give mine a mix of parrot seed, dried shrimp and a parrot maintenance pellet and tropical fish food. Because they are all dry foods they are great for when I go on holidays and don't want to leave fresh food in the tank.
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Post by ladybug15057 »

Hardware stores like Lowe's, Home DePot, and other hardware stores sell these type of timers too...
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