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    Cage size

    My bp is our growing her old cage, and I was wondering how big I should get to last her forever?


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    Re: Cage size

    41qt tub, or ~4ft of floor space for an adult female.
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    Re: Cage size

    I currectly have all but my two quarantine bps in 30x32x12 plastic cages - a couple of 8x30x12 cages divided into 3 units each. Im planning to revamp my cage setup next year, if all goes well, and replace the large 8 cages with individual 36x24x12 pvc cages. The shallower depth will be easier for me to clean since they seem to prefer to do their business in the furthest corner that I cant reach.

    For a few of my larger snakes, Im considering 48x24x12 pvc cages just to give them extra room. The route Im going is more expensive, but I like being able to look into the cages and like to give them as much space as reasonably possible. They will do well in tubs and smaller enclosures than I plan, but this is just my preference.
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    Re: Cage size

    Well stated by both so far.

    48x24x12 or 15 for an adult female

    ....or 36x24x12 or 15 for an adult male

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    Re: Cage size

    I know this thread is old but, was just browsing around looking for info about adult enclosures and whatnot. A lot of people saying a 41qt tub is fine for an adult, but, my 5m/o female is in a 41 qt Weathertight locking tub (lots of holes for ventilation). She's about 230g, she has 2 medium size pangea black box hides, a water bowl, a smallish piece of driftwood and a silk pothos vine for clutter. I just cannot imagine an adult female being comfortable in that tub. For one, 2 Large Pangea hides, which she will definitely need, would take up nearly all of her floor space. I know they generally prefer to be coiled up in small dark spaces, but i don't think she would be able to move around in there at all... granted, mine is slightly different dimensions (about 23x18x8") but dang. just a thought

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    Re: Cage size

    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw91 View Post
    I know this thread is old but, was just browsing around looking for info about adult enclosures and whatnot. A lot of people saying a 41qt tub is fine for an adult, but, my 5m/o female is in a 41 qt Weathertight locking tub (lots of holes for ventilation). She's about 230g, she has 2 medium size pangea black box hides, a water bowl, a smallish piece of driftwood and a silk pothos vine for clutter. I just cannot imagine an adult female being comfortable in that tub. For one, 2 Large Pangea hides, which she will definitely need, would take up nearly all of her floor space. I know they generally prefer to be coiled up in small dark spaces, but i don't think she would be able to move around in there at all... granted, mine is slightly different dimensions (about 23x18x8") but dang. just a thought
    That your experience based on a single animal you own.

    The 41 quarts described have a floor space of 35x16 and people do not generally use hides in tubs for adults. For comparison a 40 gallons breeder tank commonly used by people using tank has a floor space of 36x18. Just some food for the thoughts.
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    Re: Cage size

    I was not meaning to imply that anyone was wrong. I apologize if it came across that way. The post was merely meant for the sake of discussion. I can see how you could forgo hides if you are using a rack system with solid-sided tubs. I was thinking more towards a bin setup, where the enclosure is standalone and has clearish sides that let light thru. I'm sorry if my post sounded argumentative as that was not my intention.

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