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    Favorite enclosure?

    So with the recent purchase of my 0.1 BI, Iíve began looking for enclosures for once sheís begun putting on some serious size. Currently at 3ish feet, I have her in a 20 long and it seems to fit her perfectly. But Iíve definitely come to realize the struggles of heat/humidity in an aquarium style setup.

    So what are some of your favorite go-to enclosures for full grown boas? I figured Christmas would be as good a time as any to lock down that future enclosure.


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    Animal Plastics cages. Sliding glass doors, locks, shelves, LEDs and flexwatt.
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    Re: Favorite enclosure?

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    Animal Plastics cages. Sliding glass doors, locks, shelves, LEDs and flexwatt.
    Which size do you recommend? Iíd assume any of the 48Ē models would be fine, but what about height preference? I see where they have a deal going for their 15Ē model but I feel that might be a little short.


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    Everything Sauzo said. For a female boa, if you are wanting to get a cage that will work for her life, then I'd go with something a little bigger than their 4'x2' footprint cages. I'd go with at least a T13 (4'x30"x 18"). A T25 would give you even more assurance that it would be large enough for her as a fully grown adult.

    I use T10 and T11 for my boas, but all of mine are males that will typically stay smaller than females will. I get the sliding glass doors with locks, the basking shelves, heat tape, and the recessed LED lighting (that one isn't on the website, you have to call and ask).

    I have been extremely happy with my AP cages they are very well made.. Just be prepared to wait the ~3-4 months it will take for it to be built.
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    Re: Favorite enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by artgecko View Post
    Everything Sauzo said. For a female boa, if you are wanting to get a cage that will work for her life, then I'd go with something a little bigger than their 4'x2' footprint cages. I'd go with at least a T13 (4'x30"x 18"). A T25 would give you even more assurance that it would be large enough for her as a fully grown adult.

    I use T10 and T11 for my boas, but all of mine are males that will typically stay smaller than females will. I get the sliding glass doors with locks, the basking shelves, heat tape, and the recessed LED lighting (that one isn't on the website, you have to call and ask).

    I have been extremely happy with my AP cages they are very well made.. Just be prepared to wait the ~3-4 months it will take for it to be built.
    They seem like some really nice quality enclosures. I doubt Iím going to be able to land $500 worth of product right off for Christmas so maybe Iíll just start with the shell/shelf and work my way up from there. Itís probably going to be over a year before she will need something of that size anyways. I have a 40 gal breeder setup just in case I need a ďtweenerĒ cage, but like I said, Iím trying to get away from aquariums.


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    Personally, I would do a T25 which is 72x30x18. I have T10s and T8s also but unless you want to upgrade in a few years, might as well just start large now lol. Here is a pic of the T25s. And to give you a size comparison, they boa on the bottom is Rosey who is 6.5' long and you can see she doubles the width and her body stretches back and bends at the edge of the hide. So she has plenty of room in there to stretch out. And on the top, you can Caesar crammed into his hide sleeping lol.


    And here are the T10s and T8s. The T8s are on top. And then I got another mini stack of T10s and T8s but this should give you a size idea between them.
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    Re: Favorite enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauzo View Post
    Personally, I would do a T25 which is 72x30x18. I have T10s and T8s also but unless you want to upgrade in a few years, might as well just start large now lol. Here is a pic of the T25s. And to give you a size comparison, they boa on the bottom is Rosey who is 6.5' long and you can see she doubles the width and her body stretches back and bends at the edge of the hide. So she has plenty of room in there to stretch out. And on the top, you can Caesar crammed into his hide sleeping lol.


    And here are the T10s and T8s. The T8s are on top. And then I got another mini stack of T10s and T8s but this should give you a size idea between them.
    Yeah that T25 seems to be the right move in the end. I like to have what I need and not have to think twice about upgrading.

    So for months I fought this 20 gal long enclosure and did everything I could to try and get the correct temp/humidity and never could get it where I wanted it. Donít get me wrong, it looked great. It just didnít give me the results I was looking for.
    I tried that setup for a while and eventually ended up switching over to a CHE and moved it to the left side of the enclosure over the heat pad. Still didnít work right.

    Today I got fed up and decided to try the tub system. Funny enough, I managed to get the perfect climate on the first try. This was done with a 60 quart tub. Of course she wonít be able to stay in this forever, but at least her conditions will remain stable and make my life a whole lot easier. I plan to start saving immediately for the T25 so Iíll have that by the time she outgrows this. S/O to the forum for giving me all kinds of great ideas on how to make it work .


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    Re: Favorite enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Codil7 View Post
    Yeah that T25 seems to be the right move in the end. I like to have what I need and not have to think twice about upgrading.

    So for months I fought this 20 gal long enclosure and did everything I could to try and get the correct temp/humidity and never could get it where I wanted it. Donít get me wrong, it looked great. It just didnít give me the results I was looking for.
    I tried that setup for a while and eventually ended up switching over to a CHE and moved it to the left side of the enclosure over the heat pad. Still didnít work right.

    Today I got fed up and decided to try the tub system. Funny enough, I managed to get the perfect climate on the first try. This was done with a 60 quart tub. Of course she wonít be able to stay in this forever, but at least her conditions will remain stable and make my life a whole lot easier. I plan to start saving immediately for the T25 so Iíll have that by the time she outgrows this. S/O to the forum for giving me all kinds of great ideas on how to make it work .


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    Yeah funny part is tubs/racks are probably the 2nd easiest things to set up right. I just hate them because you can see the snake.

    Your 20g looks nice but it boils down to the welfare of the snake first and foremost. Kind of why my set ups are more minimalistic. I like being able to find poops and pisses easy and having easy time spot cleaning. The natural look is awesome but again for me with 8 snakes. so much quicker to just slide open the doors, pet the snakes, sniff inside for a poop or piss and then move on to the next cage lol.

    As for the cages, not sure where you are but to ship across the mountains to Washington State was pretty expensive. Even with the discount of shipping 3 cages, i think i still paid a little over $300 in shipping alone.
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    Re: Favorite enclosure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauzo View Post
    Yeah funny part is tubs/racks are probably the 2nd easiest things to set up right. I just hate them because you can see the snake.

    Your 20g looks nice but it boils down to the welfare of the snake first and foremost. Kind of why my set ups are more minimalistic. I like being able to find poops and pisses easy and having easy time spot cleaning. The natural look is awesome but again for me with 8 snakes. so much quicker to just slide open the doors, pet the snakes, sniff inside for a poop or piss and then move on to the next cage lol.

    As for the cages, not sure where you are but to ship across the mountains to Washington State was pretty expensive. Even with the discount of shipping 3 cages, i think i still paid a little over $300 in shipping alone.
    Yeah I completely agree with you there. Iím just hours into this tub setup being complete and I can already tell Iím going to like it more than the vivarium attempt. Much easier upkeep for a fraction of the cost. I went from thinking ďI canít imagine trying to do this with multiple snakesĒ, to ďI canít wait to do this with multiple snakesĒ haha. Should have went this route long before now.

    I live in south central Kentucky. I did a little research and I believe itís going to cost me about $50-70 to ship. Depending on size. Not awful, but with everything else considered, itís not exactly pocket change either.


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    I'm definitely getting Animal Plastics next for my dumeril's boa and scrub python. They look really nice stacked, especially the white ones imo, and are VERY cheap for their quality!

    After having melamine and ugly tubs, I'm kind of over it and just want AP/stackable PVC for everything from now on LOL.
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