Hi all, need some help here. I adopted a Tiger reticulated python yesterday, and bought a new enclosure for him. My main thing is I need help setting up the enclosure correctly. "Tiger" (original right?) is approximately 6 ft long and 2 years old. He seems slim compared to my Ball python- Im not sure if he's underfed, or just a slender species. I know he didnt have much space at his last home- he was in a ten gallon tank. Moodwise he seems ok, he doesnt strike or hiss. I fed him as soon as I got him (of course!), and after that he was antsy.. He wouldnt stop moving around in his feeder tub, and when I put him back in the cage he actually struck the glass when I put my finger next to it. He also managed to escape within an hour of owning him. xD So- here's what I need help with- one, he has to go to the vet. He has a respiratory infection, I think. He is wheezing, so Im pretty sure that's what it is. He needs a checkup anyway since I just got him. Is there anything else I should ask the vet to do? Also- you have to have a license to own Tiger, which I didnt know. Are they going to take him from me at the vet?? It's only a twenty dollar license, it's just that I haven't even had him 24 hours lol. Next, his cage. The aquarium is 6ft x 18in wide x 2ft tall. It sits on a stand, the on with the cabinets under it and the open back. I need help with positioning his equipment so that his cage has the appropriate warm/ cold side. Help with humidity would be awesome too. I bought the Zoomed combo deep dome fixture for his basking spot, with a 75w day bulb, and a 75 w night bulb. That was just to get him started in his new cage. I will start reading about retics asap, but any help from yall would be awesome. A list of needed equipment and their approximate placement would be fantastic. I know it seems like I took in a snake that Im not ready for, but the poor thing had it horrible where it was at. Someone is talking about dumping a 9ft one on me this weekend, THAT'S the one I'm not prepared for. xD Thanks people! PS Last question... Like I said he is a tiger retic, and his coloring is gorgeous. I mean GORGEOUS. When we move him in the light, he looks.. like a rainbow. His scales seem to be iridescent. Is that normal?