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Old 10-27-19, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ideas for places to climb

My red-tailed boa loves to climb when I get him out of his cage, but there aren't really any trees with low limbs suitable for it. Any ideas for something he can climb on while I get him outside in the sun and fresh air?
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Old 10-27-19, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ideas for places to climb

I've seen a handful of people use PVC pipe to build "jungle gyms" for their (semi)arboreal snakes. It's light, easy to work with and easy to clean.

I just picked up a hatchling Bredli a few weeks ago. I built her a tiny perch using PVC pipe. I'll do the same when she grows into her bigger enclosure. I'll build her an outdoor version at some point too.
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Old 10-28-19, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They’re super expensive, but they make “play trees/stands” for parrots made out of manzanita branches and other wood that would work. I have one for my parrot.
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I like the idea of a pvc jungle gym. I've also let my snakes climb on a ladder outside.
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PVC sounds too expensive and time-consuming. I like the trees that lose their bark for him to climb on. If I could just find one in the wild somewhere or one that's broken/dead, I could make a base to attach it to and it would be his regular jungle gym.
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PVC sounds too expensive and time-consuming. I like the trees that lose their bark for him to climb on. If I could just find one in the wild somewhere or one that's broken/dead, I could make a base to attach it to and it would be his regular jungle gym.
For what it's worth, the one I built cost less than $4 and took less than 10 minutes to cut and assemble. Obviously a larger one would cost a few bucks more and take a little more time. But I'm thinking you could build several tiers/levels for under $20 and an hour's worth of time
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