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    Reptile basics cages?

    I just noticed they have their cages back up for sale and I like how they come assembled LOL. (Assembly is a big thing for me, because I am slow at it)

    Does anyone know what color the LED lights that come with reptilebasics cages are? And are they good quality and bright like animalplastics and pvccages LED's?

    And is the pvc they use just as light-weight? How is the quality of their cages overall?
    Last edited by redshepherd; 08-07-2018 at 08:30 PM.

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    Re: Reptile basics cages?

    I have a 2'x3''x12" RBI viv. The LEDs are white and very bright. The PVC is lightweight. The fit is excellent.

    My only criticism is that the cuts on the plexiglass door were a little rough. I hit mine with some 120 grit sandpaper to smooth out the edges.

    My viv came assembled and the packaging was excellent. Even so, one side panel was damaged in shipping. I asked them to send me a new panel rather than replace the entire viv. It came in two days with new screws and the square bit I needed for them. Replacing the side panel took less than 10 minutes.

    I used their UTH and their 80 watt RHP. Both have worked flawlessly. A Herpstat 6 controls everything. I was a little nervous about the adhesive tape on the UTH, so I added Gorilla Tape around the outside of the RHP as well.

    We added a little Ultramel girl a few months ago who is growing fast. In the near future she'll be moving into our next RBI viv.

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    I wonder how often the assembled cages get damaged during shipping, dang. That would be very disappointing to me, but I'm glad they sent another panel free of charge!

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    Re: Reptile basics cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    I wonder how often the assembled cages get damaged during shipping, dang. That would be very disappointing to me, but I'm glad they sent another panel free of charge!
    I had purchased two RHPs what were nicely bubble wrapped and shipped inside the viv. I suspect that UPS dropped the viv and the weight of the RHPs hitting the side panel is what caused the damage. The damage was minor and, as I said, the folks at RBI were great about it. And I forgot to mention before but they also gave me a $25 credit for my trouble.

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    Any cage can get damaged in shipping sadly, fully assembled (one piece) boaphiles have arrived with multiple dinged/crushed corners (still usable but stacking pins don't fit), one arrived with a crack (Jeff sent replacement cage), un-assembled, flat packed Animal Plastics cages have arrived with crushed corners (Ali sent replacement panels). Sad it happens so often but most cage manufacturers are aware and will send replacement parts.
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    Re: Reptile basics cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    I just noticed they have their cages back up for sale and I like how they come assembled LOL. (Assembly is a big thing for me, because I am slow at it)

    Does anyone know what color the LED lights that come with reptilebasics cages are? And are they good quality and bright like animalplastics and pvccages LED's?

    And is the pvc they use just as light-weight? How is the quality of their cages overall?
    I know this is off topic but what ball python morph is that in your signature poicture? So pretty
    Proud owner of a Black Pastel Mojave baby boy

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    Re: Reptile basics cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zuri Indigo View Post
    I know this is off topic but what ball python morph is that in your signature poicture? So pretty
    Thanks, she's my super pastel cinnamon! And possible het pied, which I always mention since she looks strange for just a sterling. That was her when she was around 300g or so.

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    I just bought two cages for my ball pythons! Yay. I decided I want to put Yukon and Drizzle on display instead of in my rack. It also stacks perfectly aligned next to Pixie's currently cage (which is 3x2x2, so I got 3x2x1 for the ball pythons), so it'll be a nice looking stack!
    Last edited by redshepherd; 08-09-2018 at 12:34 AM.

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    0.1 Northern Pine Snake "Genesis"
    0.1 Dumeril's Boa "Vigil",
    0.1 2007 Aru Green Tree Python "Gem"
    1.0 Eastern Indigo "Drogon", 1.0 Blood Python "Magma"
    Ball Pythons
    0.1 Sterling "Drizzle", 1.0 Lesser Butter "Yukon"
    past: 0.4 Ball pythons, 1.0 Russian Rat Snake



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    Re: Reptile basics cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    Thanks, she's my super pastel cinnamon! And possible het pied, which I always mention since she looks strange for just a sterling. That was her when she was around 300g or so.
    wow she’s beautiful! Thank you for answering you have a beautiful girl ��

    I thought she was a sterling fire or something idk she’s perfect though
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    Proud owner of a Black Pastel Mojave baby boy

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    Re: Reptile basics cages?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    I just bought two cages for my ball pythons! Yay. I decided I want to put Yukon and Drizzle on display instead of in my rack. It also stacks perfectly aligned next to Pixie's currently cage (which is 3x2x2, so I got 3x2x1 for the ball pythons), so it'll be a nice looking stack!
    I wish I would had went with a 3x2x1 I got a 4x2x15in and space wize Iím regretting it
    Proud owner of a Black Pastel Mojave baby boy

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