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    Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    How does everyone find space for their reptiles in their apartments? Do you have a room dedicated to your herps, or do you just have a bunch of cages throughout your house?






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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    The true reptile lover will have the enclosures in any open spot. Some will even go as far as to get rid of the kitchen table to make room and eat on the couch!
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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Og_ View Post
    The true reptile lover will have the enclosures in any open spot. Some will even go as far as to get rid of the kitchen table to make room and eat on the couch!
    My kitchen table lives in the basement LOL ( small kitchen) if it were able to live in the kitchen it would hold tanks :P
    I have a reptile room, but ran out of space, there are enclosures in the living room and my bedroom
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    0.1.0 Amazon Tree Boa
    1.2.0 Ball Python
    0.1.0 Red Tail Boa
    1.0.0 Bearded Dragon
    0.1.0 Emperor Scorpion
    0.2.0 Leopard Gecko
    1.1.0 twenty-something's
    2.3.0 Grandbabies
    2.0.0 Prairie Dogs
    0.1.0 Kitties

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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    I once lived in a one bedroom apt.
    The snakes were in sterilites in a book case rack type of setup as well as a series of shelves I built in the bedroom.
    With my ball pythons in a 55 gal and the big iguana enclosure in the corner of the living room.
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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    To help with rent, the two bed room I'm living in has three people living it in, in that the living got turned into a third bedroom. The only common areas are the bathroom and kitchen. I have 4 geckos and 2 snakes in my bedroom (with space I'm holding for a possible tortoise adoption). I have a huge metal shelving unit that holds four tanks and the other two are on my bureau. Its a tight fit and I know I'd have more room without them. But I love them and would rather have the tanks everywhere than empty space.
    - Orca
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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    Right now they are just spread between the dining room and kitchen. They used to be all over the first floor until I downsized.
    My name is Liz
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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    My snakes and geckos all reside in my room. I have one gecko enclosure in the living room as well as the fire bellied toads.

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    Re: Living in Apartments with Reptiles

    I live in a one bedroom apartment, with me and my boyfriend, and my collection. I used to keep them all in the bedroom, but since I prefer it cold, it was costing an arm and a leg to counterheat the cages to offset the arctic temps in the bedroom. Instead, I moved them out to the main room, sectioned one end off with a curtain, and made it into the herp room. I do not own a couch, or TV, or even a chair other than the kind that sit at the dinner table (which I have considered getting rid of to make room for more...). I shut off the AC vent to that room, and since I live in Florida, it heats itself naturally quite well (which means I spend less cooling the apartment, and less heating the cages).

    My collection is as follows:

    Ball Pythons (1.1)
    Boa Constrictors (1.1)
    Brazilian Rainbow Boa (0.1)
    Jurassic Milk Snake (1.0)
    Mississippi Map Turtle (1.0)
    Chinese Water Dragon (0.1)
    Cuban Tree Frog (0.0.2)
    Cuban knight Anole (0.0.1)
    Jungle Carpet Python (1.0)

    My Inverts:
    Giant African Millipedes (0.0.4)
    Two-striped walkingsticks (2.2.9)
    Red-Claw Scorpion (1.0)
    Ocala Giant Millipede (0.0.1)
    Chocolate Millipedes (0.0.10) )
    My name is Jen.

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