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    Best tank size for baby bp?

    Ok so I think I have all my information straight about ball pythons and am planning to get a baby in a few months(that's when the next reptile expo is haha)but I still can't figure out what size tank to get! Some people say 10 gallons are good for babies but others say 20 gallons are best. I have been looking at both sizes and it looks to me like the 20 is too big but I'm worried my BP will grow out of it too fast or it is too small. I would get a 15 gallon but I've never seen one so...:\any advice/recommendations? Thanks! By the way whatever size I get I'm going to fill it with tons of clutter.

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    Start with 10 gallons security is essential and considering you have limited experience ir will be your best option.

    Understand that clutter is often not enough for a young animal.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ips-and-Tricks
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    Re: Best tank size for baby bp?

    At 4 months and 300g, mine is still content in his 10 gallon.

    1.0 Pumpkin Pied BP, 0.1 Bearded dragon, 1.2 Leopard gecko, 0.1 Ornate Pacman Frog
    Last edited by Awesomethepossum; 09-20-2019 at 12:51 PM.

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    Re: Best tank size for baby bp?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart_Reptiles View Post
    Start with 10 gallons security is essential and considering you have limited experience ir will be your best option.

    Understand that clutter is often not enough for a young animal.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...ips-and-Tricks
    And to add to this:
    Putting paper, or card board, or even Styrofoam around it will help block the wide open view. You'll want to cover the back
    and 2 sides. You won't have room for a LOT of clutter with a 10 gal. by the time you put in 2 hides and a water bowl. That is why it
    is important to cover the the back and sides with some paper or something.
    And if you get an aquarium and a wire mesh top get plenty of metal clips to clip the top on with. 4-6 of them or your snake could be a
    travelin. Just putting something heavy on top usually doesn't work well.

    Or you could consider this https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...-a-Ball-Python
    Last edited by ballpythonsrock2; 09-20-2019 at 01:57 PM. Reason: to add something

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