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My New Enclosure is Underway

Discussion in 'General Construction' started by fritzponds, Oct 25, 2008.

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  1. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

    I finally got started on my new cage for 2 ball pythons. They are in the 30 gal. tank behind it. Is there a good list of things that I should try and automate: Heat, light, maybe humidity and ventilation on a timer? Any other suggestions.
     

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  2. kenman1963

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  3. bobberly1

    bobberly1 Elite Member

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    Wow, that's big!
     
  4. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

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    My thoughts exactly, but it looks fantastic.
     
  5. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yeah that's going to be huge.
    I'm not that knowledgeable with BP's, but won't most of the height be a waste of space. Since they are mainly terrestrial?
     
  6. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    Well, when they are sleeping, they are hiding. But when they wake in the afternoon, they love to climb.
     
  7. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

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    I didn't know that about BP's.
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Young ones are more apt to climb. This lessens as they get older and increase in girth. Personally I would not have made it that high either.
    But it will certainly make for an interesting display.
    I would definitely automate the heat and lights. Makes things so much simpler, particularly if you have to be gone for a couple of days.
     
  9. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

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    I like it so far! The last Ball Python I had in here thought he was a Green Tree Python or something, lol. He climbed everywhere and he was a full adult!
     
  10. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    Here it is with the glass installed. The 2 front windows are going to slide. All the wood which will be exposed to the humidity has 2 coats of sealant and in the bottom area I caulked the seams and put an additional 2 coats of paint. There are 2 panes of glass glued to the bottom for the heating pads. I'll have to look into animals that can share the cage in case the snakes don't use all of it.
     

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  11. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

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    By sharing the cage, do you mean to put in with the snakes? If so, this wouldn't be a good idea. Whatever else you put in there would most likely either become dinner, or be stressed by being stuck in a "tiny" area with a predator. Not to mention the possibility of parasite or disease transfer.
     
  12. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    OH..Ok, well scratch that idea. We'll just have to see how the snakes take to it. Here are some picks of a channel in the back for the electrical wires for the hood and the paint and glass in the bottom.
     

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  13. Joy81

    Joy81 Elite Member

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    Gee, you think I could build a cage like that to hold my kids? LOL :)
     
  14. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    Someone seems to like it already.
     

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  15. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    I just hope these guys take to it.
     

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  16. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

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    I have some frogs that would enjoy that. Are you for hire? ;)
     
  17. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    It would be great for frogs. I was going to go out this weekend and try to find a manzanita tree to fill the space. I bet some tree frogs would be very happy with that.
     
  18. Frognut

    Frognut Subscribed User Premium Member

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    Oh my gosh - that is going to be beautiful.

    At least I know who to ask questions when I get around to making a new habitat out of a discarded kitchen cabinet - but I don't think I could post pics. I could never compete with that!! Wow - nice job.

    I didn't show my froggies those pics, I wouldn't want them to be jealous.

    Frognut
     
  19. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, sometimes I feel like I went a little overboard, but I tend to do that with my animals.
     
  20. fritzponds

    fritzponds Well-Known Member

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    Here's the swag from my recent expedition. I just need to figure out how to arrange them, then sanitize.
     

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