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    animal plastics advice

    okay sooo hereís the thing. Pretzel is getting quite large and no longer fits in his small cage (which is 24 inches long i think) He is over a year old and appears to be almost done growing but probably still has a bit more to go. He is way too large for the cage and canít really stretch out, so iíve had to take him out most days to let him stretch out and move on the floor.
    So Iíve been looking into getting an animal plastics cage. However I still live at my parents house and therefore pretzel is on my dresser. If i got a new cage they said the only place i can put it is downstairs in this cabinet we have( the new cage wonít fit on my dresser as itís quite small) , so i can shut the cabinet doors when people come over who arenít snake fans. the cabinet would only fit a t4 which is (36L by 24W by 15h). However I am nervous; will that size be good for a full grown ball python his whole life? The t10 (48L by 24W by 15H) seems better but it wouldnít fit in the cabinet and iíd have no place to put it. Is it worth it to wait to move out and get the t10? I am planning on moving out in around a year or maybe less if things go well. I just feel so bad right now he seems very cramped in his cage and thereís very little room for him to move and stretch out. Thanks :-)


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    Re: animal plastics advice

    The T4 might get a little tight for a large adult BP. I definitely like the T10 option better but I understand you don't want to buy (2) adult enclosures. Perhaps you could find a large tub to house him in until you can get the T10. Tubs are pretty inexpensive to set up.
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    Given the most popular size tub for adult ball pythons is 41qts and given the dimensions of 41qt Sterilite tubs are 34 7/8" L x 16 5/8" W x 6 1/8" H I would dare to say that a 36" x 24" x 15" would be perfectly adequate...
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    What about purchasing a stand for the t10 and putting it in your room?
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    Re: animal plastics advice

    i would do that but my room is very cramped and i would have to remove my dresser, and then i would have no room for my clothes haha


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    Re: animal plastics advice

    Quote Originally Posted by pretzelpretzel View Post
    i would do that but my room is very cramped and i would have to remove my dresser, and then i would have no room for my clothes haha


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    Would your parents perhaps consider a larger dresser to accommodate the bigger enclosure?
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    Re: animal plastics advice

    Quote Originally Posted by pretzelpretzel View Post
    i would do that but my room is very cramped and i would have to remove my dresser, and then i would have no room for my clothes haha


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    Re: animal plastics advice

    I have the enclosures in my bedroom set up on a storage rack I got at Home Depot. I live in a small apartment so I donít have much space, sounds like you have a similar situation. Definitely something worth checking out as it saves massive amounts of space. My apartment is less than 600 sqft and I have 7 enclosures, all of which are pretty large. The racks can be dressed up with plants and what not to make them more aesthetically pleasing as well


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    Re: animal plastics advice

    i wish i could get a larger dresser but it wouldnít fit in the room..
    thanks everyone for the advice, i have many options to consider now )


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