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chrisr
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Recommendations for Snake Cage Sellers

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Hello all,
it's been a while since I shopped for a cage. This will be a display enclosure. Who do you all recommend these days for a 9' plus Papuan carpet python? I am thinking the cage should be at least 6' long.

Thanks in advance,
Chris
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Re: Recommendations for Snake Cage Sellers

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I don't know anything about pythons so I cannot comment on the size. For large colubrids, I have purchased cages from animal plastics and boamaster.

Animal plastics cages were priced well, light weight, hold up very well. I liked them a lot and they stack well with stacking pins.

Boamaster I bought a melamine cage. Well it's melamine so obviously it's very heavy so you can't easily move it around, they have a huge range of cage sizes, and it's probably one of the least expensive options. Did I mention it's heavy? I have never tried their PVC cages but I believe animal plastics gets a little better reviews. I only have one of these, so it's hard for me to comment extensively on them but it is useable and I've not had any particular problem.

For heat, I like the radiant heat panels better than heat tape, I use dual themostats to prevent a disaster. One themostat plugs into the second, Both probes are in the cage. If one fails the other will still control the heat. That and I try to pick the right size to begin with.

Most important when I am getting any new snake, I am listening to any respiratory issues and checking the skin for any fungal issues (like small white nodules) and around the eyes and under chin for any signs of mites.
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Re: Recommendations for Snake Cage Sellers

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Having had recent experience with Animal Plastics, I cannot recommend them. Have had Boamaster recommended recently to me however.
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Thanks much for the suggestions! This is a snake that I have had for 19 years by the way :)
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Im excited for you and your snake Chris. Home sweet home.
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