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It's Finally Finished!

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Merlin, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    As many of you will remember I had been discussing heating for an enclosure I was building for Maggie, one of my boa constrictors. And it is finally done and her highness is moved into her new home! The footprint is 2ft by 4ft and 18 inches tall. It is heated by a single 150 watt Ceramic Heat Emitter which as you can see is caged so the snake cannot come in contact with it. Here is the cage and Maggie checking out her new abode!



  2. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    The enclosure looks awesome, nicely done! Maggie is gorgeous! What a beautiful snake! :-D
  3. smallgrayfox

    smallgrayfox Contributing Member

    That's beautiful! And so is Maggie! You have to know I love the name :rolleyes: since it's also my daughter's name. :)
  4. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    Very awesome Merlin. Did you get the plans from herpers toolbox? IT seems alot like his thats why i asked. I used the same plans, but mine didnt come out any thingl ike that lol.
  5. MRHickey

    MRHickey Elite Member

    Looks awesome, spoiled little snake
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Thanks guys! Since I am by no means a carpenter I am pretty proud of the way it came out!
    And Yes Nate that is exactly where the idea came from. Did have to make a few changes due to differences in the thicknesses of the plywood.
    And the flexwatt proved totally inadequate to heat the cage by itself. Maybe if the room itself was up in the 80's it would work. The room is a bit on the cool side, getting down in the mid to upper 60's at night and the single heat emitter has no trouble keeping a 80/90 degree gradient.
    Now Kathy wants me to make another one for the ball pythons. The side opening door makes things much easier on a little short woman!
  7. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    Very nice! :)
  8. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    thats pretty cool. looks like it came out nicely. :)
  9. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    great job merlin!
  10. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Maggie looks happy in there....nice work!!!
  11. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    wow thats one happy snake! Great job Merlin :)
  12. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Well its officially Maggies house!
    Put her in it yesterday,...
    looked in this morning to find that she had "christened" it!
    Either that or a german shepard stopped by in the night!
  13. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    :p Very nice job.Since I am a cabinetmaker I know a good job when I see it. You did very well.
  14. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    looks great!
  15. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

    looks great merlin! good job!!!
    what are you using to fasten the door shut??? whatever it is from the pictures doesnt seem to be visible :D
  16. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Awesome job.
  17. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I have a screw in hook and eye on each end of the cage. I am not really happy with it as it is a bit awkward to deal with.
    But it will do until I decide on something else.
  18. Typhanie

    Typhanie Elite Member

    She looks really happy in there.
  19. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I think so!
    She has a lot more room now!
  20. Tammy

    Tammy Subscribed User Premium Member

    Great job! Good idea protecting her from the heat emitter. She is gorgeous!
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