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Old 02-13-18, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I've always been a reptile lover, but I've previously only kept various species of chameleons. I was wondering what kinds of snakes would thrive in the enclosures I already have(without chameleons in them of course), one is a glass terrarium about 2x2x2, the other is a home made screen enclosure around 4 feet tall and 2x2. I'm generally seeking a beginner snake, but I kept some more exotic chameleons so I wouldn't consider myself a complete beginner. Thanks!
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I hope to find a fitting species that I can research and get around my birthday in May
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that isnt much floor space. Maybe a sand boa?
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I assume then there aren't species that thrive in a more vertical environment?
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I'll also say, I don't need a huge snake to begin with.
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most people still recommend some floor space for the arboreal snakes. I am not an expert though so maybe some other people will chime in.
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What is the hottest and coldest the room you're keeping them in will get? That rule out a few species for you.
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My room generally stays in the mid 70s.
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Of course, I do still have a ton of heat lamps, uv lamps, etc and will buy whatever I need to make my baby thrive.
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Taller enclosures like that don't cater to many snakes needs, but their are some arboreal species that would do well in the 2x2x2. Green tree pythons and emerald tree boas come to mind. However, they arent typical beginner snakes. Thats not to say ot cant be done, but i would do a LOT of homework before buying either of those.
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Oh I always do a ton of homework on my babies. I wouldn't even buy a betta fish without research
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Don't both of those get to around 4-6 feet though? I can't imagine them being happy in a 2x2x2.
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Rhino ratsnakes are pretty cool and they will climb a bit. If you get one, make sure it's eating mice on its own though and not a fresh hatchling.
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Don't both of those get to around 4-6 feet though? I can't imagine them being happy in a 2x2x2.
Yeah, most people recommended double that for me when I was asking about them.
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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’s 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.
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