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could you keep one of these in one of those large foldable screen enclosures, i dont want to use my 75g cause i might want to put fish in it later on.

what would be the largest size the red tail could be before i would have to move it to a larger tank?
 

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Keep in mind eventually a regular Boa constrictor constrictor (BCC/RTB) will need at least a 6'x2'x2' enclosure (if female) or a 4'x2'x2' enclosure if male...plus thermometer (temp over 80), hygrometer (humidity over 60%), heating device, lighting, substrate, water bowl...and Boaphile cages are highly recommended...:nod: !
 

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How good are you with wood? if you or a friend or relative or whatever have some simple carpentry skills you can make a pretty nice cage over a weekend for $100-200.

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im good with stuff like that, built my own filter/powered beer bong and it came out fine

id probaly end up making a cage instead of buying one, hudmidity though must stay above 60% though for red tails?
 

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Red tails get pretty large. Tanks big enough to hold one would cost a freakin' fortune. And don't even get me started on the pet shop brand herp enclosures. They suck.

You could either go for some online, reputable herp-cage builder like Boaphile or make something yourself. The latter is going to be a LOT cheaper. The thing is ensuring good ventilation and making sure you use something to seal the wood properly. And then of course letting it air out for a considerable amount of time before putting anything in there.

How big is the rtb you're looking into getting?
 

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Well humidity at 60% is perfect but 50% (at least) will do fine too...!
 

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sweet lu said:
im good with stuff like that, built my own filter/powered beer bong and it came out fine

id probaly end up making a cage instead of buying one, hudmidity though must stay above 60% though for red tails?
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Wasn't there a thread on this forum where a guy had a powered beer bong and tore his stomach open? Stick to the ol fashion kind.
 

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Yes , a humidity of 60% is perfect.
here a pic of a unfinished cage (wood/acrilyc) ,im working on it, right now i have 7 like this, and are the best enclosures for snakes. very cheap, about $60 in wood/acrilyc, and about $100 in lighting,digi therm-higrometer,heating.
 

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Wasn't there a thread on this forum where a guy had a powered beer bong and tore his stomach open? Stick to the ol fashion kind.

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mine aint that powerful, its like basically drinking out of a water fountian, no where near enough to blow out my stomach


is that tank, just wood with thin plexi over it for water proofing?, that is what i would do, with a ceraminc heting element in the top , built-in shelves, and i already have temp/humid electronic gauges

what bedding would be best to use, bark? aspen? fake grass?
 

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When you first get the boa - keep it on newspaper. This way it's easier to monitor bowl movements and such to ensure you're dealing with a healthy specimen. Not pretty, but important for the first little while.
 
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