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Posted by Kestrel on April 29, 2003 at 18:10:39:
In Reply to: Ooooh, nice...> posted by Klyk on April 29, 2003 at 17:21:29:
LOL good catch. Hotrocks=Baaaaaaaad. Only good hot rock, is a hotrock with the cord cut off.
What size animal are you planning on buying? a baby? yearling? adult? For all practicality, and some issues with the snake itself, its not a good idea to toss a hatchling into something like a 65gal reptarium. For juvies, a rubbermaid/sterilite tub, small aquarium, or even a large critter keeper works just fine. A good rule of thumb for enclosure size, is either as long as the snake itself, or depth+width of cage=length of snake. I do personally like Reptariums, and think they would work well for a beauty snake. They're pretty hard to escape. LOL.
:I picked up a Reptarium today, which I dunno if anyone uses, but looks pretty cool to me (and veeeery portable) http://www.petsmart.com/products/product_11685.shtml
:I bought the 65 gallon one (it's 16.5" x 30" x 28"), which I thought would be large enough, but I'm thinking I might have to spring for the 100 gal one (it's 16.5" x 30" x 48") -- you can lay them anyway you want, so I'd be laying it flat probably? What do you think about the size? I'd like it large enough for the snake, but not tooo big, as I'll need to keep it in my bedroom. I figure if I put a heat lamp and basking rock in one corner (and maybe drape a towel over the top/sides) it would be warm enough as well. Thanks again