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Old 11-27-17, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Question about custom cages for snakes

I'm looking to get a couple custom cages for my snakes but the ones I've found have the lights and heating element on the inside. I could see that being fine for a bearded dragon or something that doesn't climb much, but it seems unsafe for a snake. I could easily see one of my snakes climbing on the lights and burning itself or even breaking a bulb trying to squeeze itself between the fluorescent bulb and the cage. I've seen many cages like this advertised as snake cages but wouldn't this be a safety issue? I would rather have a heat tape set up or mesh on top to sit a lamp on rather than bulbs inside the cage.
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Old 11-27-17, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Question about custom cages for snakes

Hmmm, I would think the lights would have something protecting them from the inhabitants. What sites have you been to?
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Old 11-28-17, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Question about custom cages for snakes

Usually heat panels that don't have a surface temperature which burns and separate not heat producing lighting is used. If there is an actual bulb it has some type of protection over it. The loss of height to the space separated off for cheaper heating and lighting systems is one problem I have both in finding a premade enclosure with any real height in the useful interior dimensions and with trying to figure out the extra complexity of stacking DIY cages when I normally just use CHE and open full spectrum bulb fixtures. My slim t5 fixture has a fully sealing plastic cover that is pretty standard with those or LED is becoming quite popular for no heat and resistance to damage or moisture now that it's become easy to produce a full spectrum of lighting cheaply.
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