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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    We're waiting on dinner to thaw. I'm currently drawing up plans for a custom stand for Gene's T8, might order Tina (ball python) one too.







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    Lol awesome pic.
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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    Gene was a little moody. I think the cat has been on top of the rack, I'm a little worried about when I get his T8 seeing as its only going to be 3' (at the top).

    He somehow moved his hide over his water dish, don't know how he did it or when he did.

    The water bowl is under here.


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    What tub is that? I forget the size but is it the one that's like a taller 41 qt?

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    Skip the T-8,,,, I think its way too small and will only be a short time cage. Reticulated pythons use arboreal spaces and are rather active when given behavioral options that include climbing and perching.

    I can't remember his percentages of SD/D or if he's all mainland, but I'd prepare to cage him in something 6 feet wide, 30" deep and minimum of 2 feet high.

    A T-8 is what a lot of people get for their royal pythons.

    He's a great looking specimen and I love those last pictures.
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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    Skip the T-8,,,, I think its way too small and will only be a short time cage. Reticulated pythons use arboreal spaces and are rather active when given behavioral options that include climbing and perching.

    I can't remember his percentages of SD/D or if he's all mainland, but I'd prepare to cage him in something 6 feet wide, 30" deep and minimum of 2 feet high.

    A T-8 is what a lot of people get for their royal pythons.

    He's a great looking specimen and I love those last pictures.
    Thanks Gio,

    Gene is 25%SD & 25% jamp. He is almost 2 and maybe pushing 5.5'. He mom was only 7' and dad was 6'. I think I have a runt on my hands. I was going to order another T8 for Tina (pastel ball python), but maybe I'll look into something else for Gene.

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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

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    Thanks Gio,

    Gene is 25%SD & 25% jamp. He is almost 2 and maybe pushing 5.5'. He mom was only 7' and dad was 6'. I think I have a runt on my hands. I was going to order another T8 for Tina (pastel ball python), but maybe I'll look into something else for Gene.

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    Yeah,

    Give him some room and something for you to see him display his full spectrum of behaviors.

    He's neat snake and I'll bet he'll use what you give him!

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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

    I was kinda thinking like Gio that he might outgrow the T8 but if you're confident that he'll stay between 7-8 ft the T8 could work. I have a 7ft bull snake in a T8 comfortably. I thought retics were semi arboreal so a little more vertical space might be appreciated. Do you have another critter you could move into the T8 later if you upgrade Gene to a 6ft cage?
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    Actually I know a lot of breeders who use T8s with shelves for boas and they work fine. I do agree though, for a retic who is more active, a T8 will probably be outgrown. I'm using a T10 with a shelf for Caesar right now who is just over 5' and he's fine in it. He uses the shelf but seems to especially love to sit on top of his hides.

    It really just depends how active your snake is. I got my 5' sunglow and 7' normal BCI in T10s and I do think the T10 is a bit small for Rosey but none of my snakes are really active unless it is closing in on 3 weeks, then they are crawling around looking for food.

    Ideally, for me, a 6x3x18 or T25 would be best. Easy to heat with RHP or flexwatt and still offering plenty of room. The thing with the shelf is it adds floor space just like flat top hides too. Like my T10s with a shelf are the equivalent of a 48x30x15. So that's why I would use flat top hides and a shelf or a perch although a perch is just something else for your snake to grab for when you are taking it out if its a grabby snake.

    I have no idea what you have Gene in now but since T8s are cheap and ship quick, one of those would be better than some makeshift tub or something like that where a retic could escape from. That's why I got 3 T8s and a stand that are supposed to ship out end of this week. I'll be putting Dottie, Luna and Rango in them. Luna and Rango might outgrow them but as slow as boas grow, I'll have a good couple years to go. Also remember, AP cages have awesome resale value as everyone wants one lol.

    Here's Caesar on his hide. Sat there last night for about 4 hours just moving his head and looking out the door haha.
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    Re: Gene finally has a thread!

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    Thanks Gio,

    Gene is 25%SD & 25% jamp. He is almost 2 and maybe pushing 5.5'. He mom was only 7' and dad was 6'. I think I have a runt on my hands. I was going to order another T8 for Tina (pastel ball python), but maybe I'll look into something else for Gene.

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    If you aren't in a rush, look at AP T25s. Ap cages are awesome and Ali is awesome. They are very sturdy and don't flex or wobble or anything. Plus they have a very good resale value if you ever need to change it. They also offer tons of customization. Only downside is the wait. Took 13 weeks for my 3 T10s and stand to ship. The 3 T8s and stand are supposed to ship late this week which will be 5 weeks. I plan on getting my 2 female boas and the retic T25s later this year. My male salmon, we'll see how big he gets. He'll be 1 year old end of this month and he's only about 30" so he might stay small.

    And on a side note, I came so close to biting the bullet and picking up a 2016 F2 North Brazilian BCC male off Mike at Basically Boas. he's Lemke/Evans/Rentfro stock. Was so close lol. Still might if he's available still after I get my T8s set up lol.
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