Hey guys! I'm going to start my time here with a question.. Or a few. Sorry. I have a bit of experience with reptiles already. I have 3 turtles: a 7.5 inch RES named Kendra, a 4 inch Pink Belly named Zoe, and a 2 inch RES named Ed. My problem now is the fact that I want a snake. I have no experience with snakes, so I figured that I would sign up for a forum that might be able to help me along the way. I have already decided on what kind I want, and that would be the Rosy Boa. I have read AT LEAST 25 care sheets trying to drill everything into my head, but I'm not yet sure that I've got it down. I was wondering if you could tell me a few things that you've personally learned. I have her tank bought and set up already. I've chosen a rather simple 20 Long. For substrate, I have about 2 inches of aspen shavings. 2 half log hides; one on the warm and cool sides of the tank, a heat pad, and a rather large water bowl. I also have a thermometer on each side with a hygrometer in the center. I have a few cage questions: 1. Should the water dish be left in constantly or only provided once every so often? 2. Should I use a heat lamp as well as the pad? 3. Would it be a good idea to buy a tree of some sort for my new girl to climb on if she chooses? 4. My hygrometer is showing about 60% humidity, which I believe is the highest it should be for rosies. How could I lower this? 5. Could you tell me absolutely anything that I should change, add, or do to the cage? I want it to be as perfect as possible. Now on to feeding. I know that they are fed mice, but I'm not totally sure of procedures. 1. What size/age should the feeders be? 2. I have been raising lives for my pacman frog. Are lives a bad idea, or should I be okay? 3. Should I use any sort of vitamins or additives on or in the mice? 4. Once again, anything else you feel that you should tell me. Handling: 1. About this. Are there any certain things that I should do, other than wash my hands before and after and not handle withing 2 days of feeding? I've read about something called a body tap? Would this be a good practice? Please, feel free to tell me absolutely anything and everything else that you believe I should know. Sorry for such a long post. I just have no experience with snakes and want to make sure that I have everything perfect for my baby Addi.