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Posted by martha on January 10, 2003 at 07:22:27:
In Reply to: 5.5gal. aquarium for a western? posted by ophidius on January 09, 2003 at 16:40:48:
:Hi Chase - I personally think that a 5 1/2 gallon aquarium is WAY too small for a Western - even a male. I agree with the other poster who said 10 gallon minimum. My male is in a 20 long (30 inches long) and I can tell you that he uses every bit of that space as he makes his twice daily rounds.
If you really want to use the aquarium but aren't attached to the idea of a hognose, I would consider other options. For example - a small viquarium with little tree frogs, or perhaps one of those miniature leaf chameleons which only grow a couple of inches long.
:Hi, I have a 5.5gal. tank with a screen lid and a heat pad that covers about 50% of the tank. I was wondering if a western hognose could live in there for a while if not permanently. I read in the 2001 reptiles usa that you can can keep one in a 5gal.. I could buy clips for the lid and hides and bedding and stuff. I have it packed in my closet and would like to put an animal in it since it has the stick-on heat pad.