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    Ball python tub and hide sizes

    Hello,
    I know I just posted a thread about other topic but I also wanted to ask something else.
    As I mentioned, I will be using 15 qt tub at first, and my last tub will be 50 qt tub when it is fully grown. In between, how many times should I change the tub? I was thinking like 15qt to somethin between 20~30 qt then up to 50 qt. Is this a good idea? And also for hide boxes, I was looking at the ones in reptile basic and amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Pangea-Reptil...le%2Bhide&th=1) because they had good reviews. Their dimensions seems to be the same but price is very different. Any recommendation between these two?
    Also for hide boxes, I have heard people using medium for fully grown male ball python, is this possible? or should I buy large in the safe side. I want to order all together because of shipping fee.

    Thank you. Sorry for asking too much but I want to get everything perfect, at least right before I get my baby python.

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    It's nice to order hides, but sometimes it's way easier and cheaper to find them. For hatchlings sometimes cleaned butter dishes with doors cut work as well as any other $10 RBI hide. It's all up to you. Also, 50 quart is problebly a little larger than you need. Most people who make a rack use 41Q tubs. I am currently finishing up a 4 tub rack and they are 41Q for adult ball pythons. I would go from a tub size of 15 quarts then somthing like 25-30 and then finely a 41 Q. You could just also start them in the full sized 41Q and just make sure to provide lots of hiding spots and cover for your new little guy. This forum rocks and don't ever be afraid to ask questions. Everyone is always willing to help anyone of any experience level.


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    Re: Ball python tub and hide sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by dylan815 View Post
    It's nice to order hides, but sometimes it's way easier and cheaper to find them. For hatchlings sometimes cleaned butter dishes with doors cut work as well as any other $10 RBI hide. It's all up to you. Also, 50 quart is problebly a little larger than you need. Most people who make a rack use 41Q tubs. I am currently finishing up a 4 tub rack and they are 41Q for adult ball pythons. I would go from a tub size of 15 quarts then somthing like 25-30 and then finely a 41 Q. You could just also start them in the full sized 41Q and just make sure to provide lots of hiding spots and cover for your new little guy. This forum rocks and don't ever be afraid to ask questions. Everyone is always willing to help anyone of any experience level.


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    Oh, really? 50 qt felt small to me, measuring 32 x19x7 . Do you have any specific 41 q tub you would recommend? Nothing for rack but like a single tub selling in walmart or target. I have seem some 41 qt tub but they seems to narrow to me, but I don't have any experience so I am probably overthinking.

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    Re: Ball python tub and hide sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by gusanr14 View Post
    Oh, really? 50 qt felt small to me, measuring 32 x19x7 . Do you have any specific 41 q tub you would recommend? Nothing for rack but like a single tub selling in walmart or target. I have seem some 41 qt tub but they seems to narrow to me, but I don't have any experience so I am probably overthinking.
    I like these, they are what i am using. they measure 16 3/4 by 36 by 6". They should work fine for an adult. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...White/10401039
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    Re: Ball python tub and hide sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by dylan815 View Post
    I like these, they are what i am using. they measure 16 3/4 by 36 by 6". They should work fine for an adult. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...White/10401039
    I feel like there are not much difference in the dimensions between 41 qt and 50 qt. 2 inch high, 4 inch shorter but 3 inch wider. Do you still recommend 41 qt? I also linked the 50qt tub I was looking at. Do you think these are fine too? or should I just go with 41 qt. seems like lot of people use that 41qt sterlite tub. I also see that male adult can be kept at 32 qt? is this true?

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    Re: Ball python tub and hide sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by gusanr14 View Post
    I feel like there are not much difference in the dimensions between 41 qt and 50 qt. 2 inch high, 4 inch shorter but 3 inch wider. Do you still recommend 41 qt? I also linked the 50qt tub I was looking at. Do you think these are fine too? or should I just go with 41 qt. seems like lot of people use that 41qt sterlite tub. I also see that male adult can be kept at 32 qt? is this true?

    https://gyazo.com/e12cb19102fdae6769d8aa44acb56441
    Adding on to this, previously, I was thinking of getting 12 inch heat tape for either 41/50 qt tubs. But if male ball pythons can live their whole life in 34 qt latch box tub with length of 26.5 inch,then what size heat tape do I need? 12 inch covers almost 1/2, 6 inch doesn't even cover 1/3 of the tub.

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    Re: Ball python tub and hide sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by gusanr14 View Post
    Adding on to this, previously, I was thinking of getting 12 inch heat tape for either 41/50 qt tubs. But if male ball pythons can live their whole life in 34 qt latch box tub with length of 26.5 inch,then what size heat tape do I need? 12 inch covers almost 1/2, 6 inch doesn't even cover 1/3 of the tub.
    I am running 6inch heat tape with my tubs that are 41 quarts. It covers enough for a ball python to warm them selfs and thermoregulate.
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