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Old 09-06-17, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tank size for Ball python

Alright.. it's been a while since I've owned a ball python, but I'm thinking about putting a deposit on a female pied hatchling and I can't for the life of me remember what size tank she's going to need. I took on a 40 gallon long tank from my sister that needs a bit of fixing up (cracks in the bottom).. Is that going to be big enough/too big?
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Old 09-06-17, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tank size for Ball python

Hatchling? I'd say too big unless you put a lit of "furniture" in the enclosure--i.e. plants, hides, water bowls, etc.--or it's the only enclosure you have; but again, make it busy inside!

Otherwise, go smaller for now.
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Old 09-06-17, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tank size for Ball python

I just transferred my baby (7 months old now) from a 10 gallon aquarium into a 36x18x18 exo-terra. 2 hides, some fake plants, some other "stuff"... she is handling it well after a few days. Good luck!
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Unfortunately the 40 gallon is all I have for now, but I could probably get her something smaller in the meantime. The big tank has some cracks on the floor of the tank that I would need to fix, so I may try to find something else anyway. What's the minimum size for an adult female?
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40 gallon would be fine for an adult.
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Old 09-07-17, 08:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Unfortunately the 40 gallon is all I have for now, but I could probably get her something smaller in the meantime. The big tank has some cracks on the floor of the tank that I would need to fix, so I may try to find something else anyway. What's the minimum size for an adult female?
Add enough clutter, size doesn't matter, making the secretive snake feel safe does.
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