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    Caging ?

    Just a question... People say an adult ball python can live its life in a 29-30 gal tank. With that said I've heard people talk about how an exo terra 36x18x18 is too small. How can this be if an average 29 gal is 30x12 1/2x17 or 18?

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    For an adult ball python neither a 29 gallon or a 30 gallon would be good. For an adult ball python if you wanted to use tanks you could use a 30 long gallon which is 36in. long- 18in. wide- 12in. tall or a 40 breeder Exo-Terra tank which is 36in. long- 18in wide- 18in. tall. For the most part ball pythons do not out grow them, unless you get a huge one like Brian Gundy.
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    Thanks for the info. My 6 month old ball python is in a 20 gal right now. I was thinking about an exo terra but everything I read says its not big enough. Just tired of plain old aquariums I guess. This isn't something I'm going to get real soon or anything. I was just thinking of one as a permanant cage in the next few months

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    hey jst a thought but check out boaphileplastics.com they got some nice cages
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    i found these. I have been eyeballing for a while now. http://www.showcasecages.com they have thought of everthing with these
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    Here's the cage that I'm currently using. http://www.reptilebasics.com/2x4-cag...t-divider.html Reptile Basics is a great place to get high quality cages!

    Here' s my setup.



    I know your question was about sizes, but i thought id share
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    There are a lot of opinions with this topic. Everybody has one and I believe there isn't a definitive answer. Personally it depends on the snake. I have a very large female (4300gm), and she is in a large enclosure and I also have a small male (1200gm) it seems silly to make a blanket statement that as 3 year olds they should be housed in a ___.

    I go by the width plus the length should not be much shorter than the snake occupants. So a 30x24 would be fine for an animal of 54 inches perhaps 56 at the most. I know some would say the circumference rather than 2 sides I usually go with a bit bigger myself, as that the diagonal length allows the snake to stretch fully (mostly anyway).

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