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    PVC Cages

    I am looking to get an enclosure for my baby ball pythons. Which PVC enclosure do people like the best? I was looking at pvc cages or AP cages.
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    Re: PVC Cages

    I have heard good thing about AP. However, not sure what you need to do to make them "complete" with heating, etc. Cost seems reasonable by itself.

    I have a Boaphile setup; 5 6X2' tanks high. I had a great experience with Jeff Ronne. Wrote a review on here about it.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...up-With-Review

    What I liked about Jeff was quality and he worked with me on what each animal needed (I have 5 different species). We made sure heat and humidity were not an issue. Cost was higher than AP but it was all inclusive, so I am not sure how they compare all in.

    Also, got everything in 6 weeks.

    He does not respond well to email, but answers the phone or call back quickly.

    I think his biggest limitation is if you have a 15FT snake, his tanks only go to 2FT wide and 1 1/2FT high, I believe. For BCI, BP's, etc. it's perfect. I know AP makes wider setups. Overkill for BP though.

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    Re: PVC Cages

    Thank you. I will check out his site
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    Re: PVC Cages

    It's http://boaphileplastics.com/

    His number is on the site. Call him if you have questions, he is helpful.

    Two things I forgot to mention.

    1. He has dividers. I have 3 leopard geckos, two that get along great, and one that does not! I essentially have two 3X2' cages on the same level.

    2. Jeff works with you to cut costs. If you have multiple tanks with the same heat elements, he tells you to use one thermostat (I have double/redundant thermostats - worth the extra cost to protect the animals).

    My BP and BCI have essentially the same requirements, so I use one thermostat for each side (cool side and hot side). For the split tanks, I can use one thermostat for both sides.

    I have a cooler room in the winter and use both a RHP and Flexwatt on the hot side of the big tanks and a smaller flexwatt on the cool side. For the split tank I have both an RHP and Flexwatt and nothing for the cool zone. For the Geckos it stays about 88-90 on the hot side and farther away near the center divider, it's about 78-82. Perfect for the geckos and probably BP's.

    I'd rather have overkill and have it run less, especially in the summer, than not have enough.

    I had old PVC style molded tanks and had to install my own heat elements, thermostats, etc. It was a mess. Each tank was it's own thing and it was difficult to maintain humidity and temps. Not the case at all with Boaphile Plastics.

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    PVC Cages

    Quote Originally Posted by lisafoster2510 View Post
    I am looking to get an enclosure for my baby ball pythons. Which PVC enclosure do people like the best? I was looking at pvc cages or AP cages.
    Check out the Sub Forum "caging". Theres a lot of threads about what others have etc.. I use AP Enclosures, Herpstats & Pro Panel RHP's. Couldn't be happier. Id recomend a T10 for you. They are 4'x18"x24" for $250 shipped. The snake will grow into it & you can use it now too. I use 2 Pvc hides (easy cleaning) & a 5qt camo water bowl from tractor supply to keep humidity.

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    Re: PVC Cages

    There is another thread going now that's similar.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...nimal-Plastics

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    Re: PVC Cages

    Quote Originally Posted by CALM Pythons View Post
    Check out the Sub Forum "caging". Theres a lot of threads about what others have etc.. I use AP Enclosures, Herpstats & Pro Panel RHP's. Couldn't be happier. Id recomend a T10 for you. They are 4'x18"x24" for $250 shipped. The snake will grow into it & you can use it now too. I use 2 Pvc hides (easy cleaning) & a 5qt camo water bowl from tractor supply to keep humidity.

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    Glad someone chimed in about AP.

    I have no experience, as I said previous.

    I love my setup, but needed a lot of help.

    Ultimately, everyone is different, and the more people comment on their experiences, the better people will have their individual needs met.

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    Re: PVC Cages

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    Glad someone chimed in about AP.

    I have no experience, as I said previous.

    I love my setup, but needed a lot of help.

    Ultimately, everyone is different, and the more people comment on their experiences, the better people will have their individual needs met.
    Yup theres is a lot of info on here.
    Also a Edit to my post. The AP T10 is not 18"H. Its 15"H.... I was thinking of the T25.


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    I'm not sure everyone understands PVC Cages is a company.

    I have two PVC Cages cages and love them. They are well built and arrived in short order. Mine house my GTP and ETB and for an arboreal snake they are my first recommendation.

    I also have one AP cage and a rack. They are also well built but took a little longer to get.

    You can't go wrong with either.
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    Re: PVC Cages

    Quote Originally Posted by KMG View Post
    I'm not sure everyone understands PVC Cages is a company.

    I have two PVC Cages cages and love them. They are well built and arrived in short order. Mine house my GTP and ETB and for an arboreal snake they are my first recommendation.

    I also have one AP cage and a rack. They are also well built but took a little longer to get.

    You can't go wrong with either.
    I do know PVC Cages is a company, but can totally see where there might be confusion, even from my post.

    I also have zero experience with them, but really good point.

    Again, the more options people have, and the more they understand about each, the better off the animal(s) and the keeper(s) will be.

    Thanks for the clarification and input KMG!

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