Alright so this will be a lengthy post, but I really need to get some answers and can't seem to get some straight ones.
What do you guys think of rack systems for ball pythons? I've seen some nice ones, and I haven't heard much complaint wise about them, but then again, a lot of my answers probably don't come from fellow enthusiasts. If you don't like them, please tell me WHY you don't like them.
If I get the okay, as in they are suitable and comfortable for them, then.. can someone please explain how heat tape works? I know how to assemble it, but where would I put it -- the bottom, underneath the enclosures, or in the back? Can the heat tape cause a fire on the wood frame, or melting of the plastic? (It will be used with a thermostat, to control temps.) And are there any good tutorials on this website about setting up a rack system? I've slowly been able to put together some videos on how to build them, but none of them really look how I want them to.
If I DO make a rack system, I'm going to decorate it so it doesn't really look like one. Everyone will have decorations, hides, and everything the same as they would in their tanks. I don't want to sacrifice their comfort!
If you don't like racking systems, could I get some tips then on alternative methods? My reptile room needs some organization, because right now tanks and wires are everywhere and it just looks like a hot mess.
I do intend to breed when my babes are big enough, so if an alternative method is decided upon, keep in mind that it would need to be big enough to fit a few more pairs and some babies.
Thanks for reading, guys.