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Old 02-15-18, 08:22 AM   #16 (permalink)
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What are you looking for in a snake? Something you can handle frequently? Would you mind if it took some time to calm down or would you prefer it to be tolerant of handling right from the start? Or are you looking for more of something for display only?

2x2x2 isn't huge, but it isn't tiny. Several species come to mind, but I'll hold off until I can narrow it down some.
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What are you looking for in a snake? Something you can handle frequently? Would you mind if it took some time to calm down or would you prefer it to be tolerant of handling right from the start? Or are you looking for more of something for display only?

2x2x2 isn't huge, but it isn't tiny. Several species come to mind, but I'll hold off until I can narrow it down some.

While I'd prefer one docile enough to handle, I'm accepting of not getting to handle them much as I owned chameleons, and my biggest guy Bobo had quite the temper when I adopted him as well as being able to probably bite my pinky off if he wanted. He was a beautiful Ambanja Panther.
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Old 02-15-18, 12:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes, females can get up to 6 feet, males stay closer to 4-5. Keep in mind, I don't own either species and have only done a small amount of research.

I did find this with a quick GTP web search:

"Juveniles can be shy, so it抯 best to start them off in smaller enclosures measuring 1 foot long, 1 foot wide and 1 foot tall. Adult green tree pythons make full use of the larger sizes, such as 2-feet-long-by-2-feet-wide-by-2-feet-tall enclosures or 3-feet-long-by-2-feet-wide-by-2-feet-tall enclosures.

One of the biggest misconceptions about green tree pythons and arboreal snakes is that their enclosures should be very tall. With tall cages these snakes typically select the highest perch and their water bowls are usually located on the cage floor. Sometimes, the python never comes down to drink and eventually suffers from dehydration. When green tree pythons become active, they crawl horizontally through the trees -- not up and down the trunks of trees. Horizontal space is far more valuable than vertical space. A good general rule is that the snake should be able to comfortably reach the bottom of the enclosure from the highest perch. Even though these animals spend most of their lives in trees, they make good use of horizontal space. When active, they spend their time crawling through tree branches and occasionally move from one level to another."

Anyway, you seem like you're prepared to do some research, and I'm no expert. Those species can to mind when I read the thread so I figured I would throw them out there.

Good luck, I'll be looking forward to what you choose.
Appreciate it! They're definitely beauties!
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Old 02-15-18, 12:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I own two small snakes that would fit in that 2x2. The Kenyan sand boa (that someone already mentioned) and a male Cape House Snake. Great little snake btw.
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I own two small snakes that would fit in that 2x2. The Kenyan sand boa (that someone already mentioned) and a male Cape House Snake. Great little snake btw.
Kenyan sand boas are adorable!
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As were mentioned, Kenyan Sand Boas would do well in there. Male Hognoses should be fine with that floor space as well. You can look into some of the smaller king and milk snake species as well.
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As were mentioned, Kenyan Sand Boas would do well in there. Male Hognoses should be fine with that floor space as well. You can look into some of the smaller king and milk snake species as well.
Well, a quick google image search and I am in love with the hognose's face.
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They're very cool snakes!
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They're very cool snakes!
Yup. I'm obsessed. Thanks a lot lol!
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A male hognose would do well with that floor space, but it would be a lot of wasted height. I am coming up on a year since adopting my hognose boy, Cosmo. He has been an awesome little addition to the family.

I wouldn't plan on keeping a King or milk in there for longer than a few years though, probably 2. I've kept Kings for years and would never offer less than a 40 gallon breeder for adults. My adult Cal King, Django, was in a 40 breeder before I switched him to a custom 4󫎾 and he still uses EVERY inch. That 2x2 floor space would be too small for an adult.
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A male hognose would do well with that floor space, but it would be a lot of wasted height. I am coming up on a year since adopting my hognose boy, Cosmo. He has been an awesome little addition to the family.

I wouldn't plan on keeping a King or milk in there for longer than a few years though, probably 2. I've kept Kings for years and would never offer less than a 40 gallon breeder for adults. My adult Cal King, Django, was in a 40 breeder before I switched him to a custom 4󫎾 and he still uses EVERY inch. That 2x2 floor space would be too small for an adult.
Agreed, that's why I said one of the smaller species. Some of the typical kings (cali, florida, eastern, etc.) and milks (Honduran & sinaloan) would get too large. But some species such as gray-banded kings, scarlet kings (if you're up for that challenge), Mexican milks, Louisiana milks, and Cali mountain kings stay small enough to remain in an enclosure that size.
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I think I've settled on a male hognose, I can't get over their face and personality.
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Good luck! Post pics when you get it!
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Good luck! Post pics when you get it!
I'll be sure to send you the bill for this upcoming hognose obsession as well!
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Hey now I got my own snake bills to pay!
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