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Old 18-05-2017, 10:53 PM
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If I were to get a snake what one would be good to start with. I know that the Ball Python,cornsnake and kingsnake are the most basic but are there any others. I have measurements of 95cm (w) 50cm (D) and 120cm (H) any suggestions would be much appreciated
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Old 18-05-2017, 11:20 PM
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If I were to get a snake what one would be good to start with. I know that the Ball Python,cornsnake and kingsnake are the most basic but are there any others. I have measurements of 95cm (w) 50cm (D) and 120cm (H) any suggestions would be much appreciated
Milksnakes, gopher & pine snakes, ratsnakes, male boa constrictor. Your main problem with such a tall viv is wasted height space if you go for a terrestrial snake- corns & other rats will climb, as will boas & royals, but kings, milks, gophers & pines will likely stay on the floor most of the time & waste the height.
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Old 18-05-2017, 11:21 PM
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If I were to get a snake what one would be good to start with. I know that the Ball Python,cornsnake and kingsnake are the most basic but are there any others. I have measurements of 95cm (w) 50cm (D) and 120cm (H) any suggestions would be much appreciated
That's quite small TBH so your original suggestions may not be appropriate once past juvenile.

The height suggests to me that the area may be more suited to lizards. But I know nothing about them.
Wait... Crested Geckos.. Thought of one..... Not sure if it's appropriate though.

Frogs ???? May make a nice natural frog set up...
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Old 19-05-2017, 12:09 AM
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with those dimentions you would be better of going for chameleons or maybe dartfrogs.....
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Old 19-05-2017, 07:43 AM
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with those dimentions you would be better of going for chameleons or maybe dartfrogs.....
thanks I'll look into them
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Old 19-05-2017, 07:44 AM
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If I were to get a snake what one would be good to start with. I know that the Ball Python,cornsnake and kingsnake are the most basic but are there any others. I have measurements of 95cm (w) 50cm (D) and 120cm (H) any suggestions would be much appreciated
That's quite small TBH so your original suggestions may not be appropriate once past juvenile.

The height suggests to me that the area may be more suited to lizards. But I know nothing about them.
Wait... Crested Geckos.. Thought of one..... Not sure if it's appropriate though.

Frogs ???? May make a nice natural frog set up...
I think I'll look into the frogs they seem interesting.
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Old 19-05-2017, 07:46 AM
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If I were to get a snake what one would be good to start with. I know that the Ball Python,cornsnake and kingsnake are the most basic but are there any others. I have measurements of 95cm (w) 50cm (D) and 120cm (H) any suggestions would be much appreciated
Milksnakes, gopher & pine snakes, ratsnakes, male boa constrictor. Your main problem with such a tall viv is wasted height space if you go for a terrestrial snake- corns & other rats will climb, as will boas & royals, but kings, milks, gophers & pines will likely stay on the floor most of the time & waste the height.
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Old 19-05-2017, 08:19 AM
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Lunaleo, there are arboreal snakes that could be kept in a viv of those dimensions, but the truth is they are seldom seen in the hobby as they are either hard to source, or hard to keep well!
You should wipe pines and gophers off the list immediately, and having kept a few myself, I'm seriously sceptical about milks to be honest! (Though all can and do climb very well!)
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Old 19-05-2017, 01:31 PM
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Lunaleo, there are arboreal snakes that could be kept in a viv of those dimensions, but the truth is they are seldom seen in the hobby as they are either hard to source, or hard to keep well!
You should wipe pines and gophers off the list immediately, and having kept a few myself, I'm seriously sceptical about milks to be honest! (Though all can and do climb very well!)
ok I might look at a milk
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Old 19-05-2017, 03:07 PM
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ok I might look at a milk
I think you misunderstood, it's not really a great shaped area for any of the snakes mentioned above, including milksnakes! The floor space isn't really adequate for any of them at adult size.
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