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Old 05-08-2009, 12:51 PM
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Hi! I'm considering getting a Royal, so I've been trying to do my research on viv set-up etc... BUT I am having trouble getting my head round heating :/

The first rep shop I spoke to told me a heat mat and thermostat would be fine, the next said I needed a UV strip light, thermostat and red bulb. THEN I tried looking in the internet for advice and am more confused then ever. So basically what I'm asking is; what do you guys recommend?

Cheers in advance for you help
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:59 PM
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Try popping this thread on the snake section hun on the forum you will prob get more response I only have 3 corns so cannot advise ya but there lots of experience in the snake section and peeps will help you with ya set up.

Our lad wants a Royal or a Boa to scary for me. I have watched snakes on a plane
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:12 PM
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Hi! I'm considering getting a Royal, so I've been trying to do my research on viv set-up etc... BUT I am having trouble getting my head round heating :/

The first rep shop I spoke to told me a heat mat and thermostat would be fine, the next said I needed a UV strip light, thermostat and red bulb. THEN I tried looking in the internet for advice and am more confused then ever. So basically what I'm asking is; what do you guys recommend?

Cheers in advance for you help

Hi: all you need is viv, Habistat, or Microclimate, thermostat, the bulb does not have to be red go for a 60 watt depends on size of viv. Royals are kept at about 25 30 pain in the bum to feed somtimes
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:32 PM
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Yeah I've heard they can be dodgy feeders. Still gorgeous little beasties though

I've reposted my question on the snake forum too, but thanks for your help!
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:56 PM
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Don't worry about lighting at all as Royals dont need it. If you go for a wooden viv. then i think youd be better off with a ceramic bulb at one end of the viv attached to a thermostat for heating. Dont forget a guard to fit round the bulb so that the snake cant burn itself. Your other option is to use a plastic Really Useful box with heat mat and thermostat under the box: this is better for hatchlings.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:54 PM
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Don't worry about lighting at all as Royals dont need it. If you go for a wooden viv. then i think youd be better off with a ceramic bulb at one end of the viv attached to a thermostat for heating. Dont forget a guard to fit round the bulb so that the snake cant burn itself. Your other option is to use a plastic Really Useful box with heat mat and thermostat under the box: this is better for hatchlings.
This is what i'd of said, make sure that when you get one its eating well, i've got a royal, shes about 3 months old now but shes never taken food on her own im assist feeding her, they can go 2 ways, either eat like pigs or non feeders, but they really are very sweet little snakes.
Hope you get the advice you need, you should get some great advice on here.
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