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    Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    so i have a 5x2x2 enclsoure, wanting this to be a final enclosure, would it be more beneficial for the snake to be an arboreal enclosure? (5ft tall and 2ft long) or a terrestrial thats 2ft tall and 5 long?


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    5 ft long, 2 ft fall, but utilize all 2 ft with branches and such
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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    5 ft long, 2 ft fall, but utilize all 2 ft with branches and such
    would this enclosure even be okay for an adult


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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by baldegale View Post
    would this enclosure even be okay for an adult


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    More than sufficient


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    Definitely use the 5 feet for floor space.

    And yeah, that should be plenty big for life.
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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

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    More than sufficient


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    im so conflicted LOL i have people telling me that 2 isnt tall enough, that 5 isnt long enough, to flip it so its 5 tall, being tugged in like every direction


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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by baldegale View Post
    im so conflicted LOL i have people telling me that 2 isnt tall enough, that 5 isnt long enough, to flip it so its 5 tall, being tugged in like every direction


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    You definitely want the 5 feet for floor space. Standing it up would give you only 2x2 for floor space. That makes no sense at all.
    If it was 2x2 and 5 tall it would be extremely difficult to have any kind of temp gradient too. And 2 feet is plenty of height. My Bredli girl is going to end up in a 5x2x2 eventually. Once she outgrows her quarantine tank she's going into a 3x2x2 until she outgrows that.
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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by Craiga 01453 View Post
    You definitely want the 5 feet for floor space. Standing it up would give you only 2x2 for floor space. That makes no sense at all.
    If it was 2x2 and 5 tall it would be extremely difficult to have any kind of temp gradient too. And 2 feet is plenty of height. My Bredli girl is going to end up in a 5x2x2 eventually. Once she outgrows her quarantine tank she's going into a 3x2x2 until she outgrows that.
    i thought the same thing about the temp gradient. also, arent bredlis even bigger?

    truthfully i think this stuff is coming from people who dont actually own carpets/arboreal snakes, because ive heard they spend a lot of their time in the air anyways plus im still following the length + depth = snake length rule


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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    I agree 5X2' floor space.

    I also agree fine for life. Jungles get quite a big larger the IJ/Darwin's, and my boy, Yafe is a mix. I was told 3X2X1.5'+ and he is in a 4X2X1.5'. He enjoys the floor space, and the 2 feet deep allows for two different perches (front and back) and different heights.

    Keep in mind, they want to be off the ground much of the time, but utilize floor space as well, and can even use hides regularly.

    Yafe spends about 70% of his time, especially at night, on his perches.

    Also, the off the ground part is more important than how far off the ground, within reason. I would not keep an adult carpet in a smallish tub, or low tank that doesn't have climbing space, but at Yafe's adult size of about 5 feet, he will be fine with the 1.5' feet, as would most carpets.

    They like to hunt from above and Yafe will strike and eat if in a hide, but prefers to nail his prey and coil while hanging from a perch.

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    Re: Jungle Carpet enclosure orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by dakski View Post
    I agree 5X2' floor space.

    I also agree fine for life. Jungles get quite a big larger the IJ/Darwin's, and my boy, Yafe is a mix. I was told 3X2X1.5'+ and he is in a 4X2X1.5'. He enjoys the floor space, and the 2 feet deep allows for two different perches (front and back) and different heights.

    Keep in mind, they want to be off the ground much of the time, but utilize floor space as well, and can even use hides regularly.

    Yafe spends about 70% of his time, especially at night, on his perches.

    Also, the off the ground part is more important than how far off the ground, within reason. I would not keep an adult carpet in a smallish tub, or low tank that doesn't have climbing space, but at Yafe's adult size of about 5 feet, he will be fine with the 1.5' feet, as would most carpets.

    They like to hunt from above and Yafe will strike and eat if in a hide, but prefers to nail his prey and coil while hanging from a perch.
    this is what im talking about, thank you for the info!!! i plan on doing naturalistic so plants, wood, cork tubes, etc etc. might also make some ropes that go across throughout random spots


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