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Old 10-01-18, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help beginner decide first snake!

If you want a large-bodied snake with easier requirements than a BP you might want to consider a gopher of bull snake. BP's don't always have good dispositions, they're just generally less active than most other snakes when handled. A corn or king snake wouldn't need as large of an enclosure as a bull or gopher snake, either one could easily be housed in a 40 breeder or 75 gallon aquarium. I'd recommend an ultratherm heat mat, if you're using a cheap thermostat the ultratherm won't get hot enough to cook your critter or cause damage to whatever is under or on top of it if the t-stat fails and the mat overheats. Pegboard works quite well for tank tops, just secure it with a couple of tera tie down straps.
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