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    cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

    Hello, I bought a baby mainland retic a few weeks ago and have been keeping him in a properly sized cage with proper husbandry. I know hes going to need a very large cage one day so I am currently building a large cage for him. I am almost done with it and its 6 ft long by four feet deep by 2 ft tall. I hope this will be big enough for him as an adult. I'm only waiting on one more thing for the tank, A very large RHP and another herpstat to go with it. MY MAIN QUESTION IS, would it be alright to put him in the large tank if there were lots of hiding places and things to climb and explore or? or should i wait a year before putting him in there, would he be scared or not do well being a much much bigger enclosure? Hes currently about 4 foot long and kinda skinny. I think he was definatly under weight when i got him. Thanks everyone for any answers you may have!!!
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    I've run retics in enclosures larger than what they really need. As long as they have a place (or several places) to hide while they are small they are fine. Many adults don't even outgrow a 6x2x18" so the enclosure you built should be plenty large.

    With that much height I would give him stuff to climb on as well as they do like to perch.

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    Re: cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    I've run retics in enclosures larger than what they really need. As long as they have a place (or several places) to hide while they are small they are fine. Many adults don't even outgrow a 6x2x18" so the enclosure you built should be plenty large.

    With that much height I would give him stuff to climb on as well as they do like to perch.
    Okay, awesome. I'm really going all out on this cage for him. Gonna be one hell of a display case! also, i saw your profile pic was a mustang, do you have a mustang? kinda off topic lol.
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    Re: cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

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    Yes, a 1969 convertible.
    Sweet! My dad and I have a 2007 gt with a big blower on it. Super fun to drag race.


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    Re: cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    Many adults don't even outgrow a 6x2x18" so the enclosure you built should be plenty large.
    For real? I have no experience, but I've seen videos and stuff of adult mainland retics that are like 15-20ft long? Is this super rare, or will these fit in a 6' tank?



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    Re: cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

    I think 6x2x2 is standard.


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    Re: cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

    Quote Originally Posted by wowmattsays View Post
    For real? I have no experience, but I've seen videos and stuff of adult mainland retics that are like 15-20ft long? Is this super rare, or will these fit in a 6' tank?
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    There are some locality mainlands, such as Sulawesi, that get larger than others. Also the biggest of the big are females not males.

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    Can I ask the same question as the OP except pertaining to Burms? Hoping to pick up a baby male very soon but I don't know if I should set up a smaller enclosure that will probably only last a year or can I put him straight into a big 6+ footer?
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    Re: cage sizing for young Mainland Reticulated

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    Can I ask the same question as the OP except pertaining to Burms? Hoping to pick up a baby male very soon but I don't know if I should set up a smaller enclosure that will probably only last a year or can I put him straight into a big 6+ footer?
    I think the consensus on retic and burm cages is; justt so long as there are adequate hides i think you could really start em off in the big 6 footer and not mess around with smaller tanks! Just have lots of hiding spots and places to climb.
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