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Posted by Kestrel on April 29, 2003 at 15:35:03:
In Reply to: What kind of cage do you guys keep yours in ?...> posted by Klyk on April 29, 2003 at 09:31:30:
My guys are housed in a 4ft long by 3ft deep by 2ft high wood and glass enclosure. The good thing about beauty snakes is they like it fairly cool, so unless you live in a very cold enviroment, you don't really have to do anything special for them. Since all my herps are in one room, it tends to be a constantly high 70s, low 80s, so they've always been at the ambient temp of the room. If the room they'll be staying in is pretty cold, a low wattage lamp over one area of the cage might be a good idea. As far as one man moveable caging goes, yeah, a tank is definatly out of the picture.. LOL. I'd recommend one of the lighter weight commercially made plastic caging they have out there, like Visions, Barr or Boaphile caging. As for other breeds, theres also Yunnans and Moquards, but I can't really tell you much about those myself. I do know Yunnans are similar to Chinese and stay smaller, but I know next to nothing about Moquards. They're both not very common...
:What kind of enclosure do you keep your Taiwans in? And how do you heat an enclosure that size? I would love a different (smaller) kind of beauty snake, but that's all the kinds that the breeder is offering right now, and so far I have only heard good things about their personality... I don't know, I guess I associate large snakes with being a little less squirmy :P I don't have a problem with getting a large cage, it just has to be able to be carried by one person, which would leave an aquarium out of the picture. Are there any other breeds you guys would reccomend similar to TAiwans? Sorry for all the annoying questions ;)