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Old 04-22-18, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Custom RTB enclosure?

What would be safe minimum dimensions for a female RTB enclosure once she's full grown? I'm thinking of trying my hand at building one from scratch. I've been looking at videos of some pretty awesome ones created from expanding foam thats carved.

Has anyone made on like this? Any advice on how to plumb it would be great. I was hoping to build a section for drinking and soaking integrated into the tank like this guys

I'd also like it to be circulating and fed by a waterfall. I was thinking I might buy a circulating pet feeder and cover it in foam, but I think just plumbing one might be cheaper and I could do I exactly where I wanted.

How would I get the glass section inside? Would I have to get a section of glass cut perfectly for the cross piece and then seal it in place? I feel like that wouldn't hold it well enough.
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Old 04-29-18, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Custom RTB enclosure?

I personally use the Length+Width guideline, where both combined should be equal to or greater than the snake's length. So a 6' boa could be housed in a 4'x2' at minimum, an 8' boa in a 6'x2' at minimum, etc. I give my babies a lot more room, so that it's easier to heat, and also because young boas tend to be more active than adults.

You can certainly go much bigger, as well.

I unfortunately have no experience with waterfalls or pools, so you may want to try contacting the people with such enclosures. I don't know the first thing about properly maintaining water, so I'd rather just have a water dish that I empty and refill every few days.
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Old 06-07-18, 04:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Custom RTB enclosure?

I believe a snake like this will be much happier and stimulated with more flore space. A boa will use climbing space but I would make sure it has enough floor to stretch out. I've always wanted to make a built in water system as well. I wouldn't just silicone walls up and fill it with water that's for sure. As soon as a boa craps in there your going to want to be able to lift the "pond" out of the enclosure and dump it oppose to hoping the filter takes care of it.
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