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Old 14-01-2013, 01:16 PM
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I've hAd my corn for just over a year and am doing lots of research for getting my second snake would like something a little more interesting / challenging don't mind going bigger but not huge lol. Have a 3 ft viv would like to stay at that size , any suggestions and for your suggestion what would I need to do in the set up different from my corn
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Old 14-01-2013, 01:42 PM
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I think I've decided on a jungle carpet python . Good decision ? Just need to find one now
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Old 14-01-2013, 01:52 PM
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Carpet pythons are a great snake to own, don't get unmanageable but still get a nice decent size Depending on the locality most carpets will need far more than a 3 foot viv, minimum really would need to be 4x2x2 (some larger specimens can reach 8foot!!) Jungle carpets tend to be around the 5-6 foot but some have exceeded 6-7. A 3x2x2 or better 3x3x2 (a bit more height) will be fine for a small-medium specimen.
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Old 14-01-2013, 08:18 PM
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Yes.....you will need a bigger viv if you go for a JCP though you could keep one in the small viv you mentioned...for a while.
What about a male royal python, they do quite well in 3 foot vivs? One of the smaller warf boas? Both these get chunky but not overly big.
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I would go for a Ball

Corns are alot more active though , Balls tend hide more tbh..

But i would still go for one though.
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Old 14-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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My viv is 36x16x16" I have also been looking at a columbian rainbow boa . I thought my viv would be too big for a royal as they like smaller space dont they ?
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Old 14-01-2013, 09:49 PM
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It would be fine in the meantime for a younger or smaller Royal just pack it out with hidey holes and plenty of cover!
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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Would a royal need bigger than that when it grew ?
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:40 PM
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Would a royal need bigger than that when it grew ?
Not if you got a male (females will need bigger....as will a columbian rainbow boa)
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It should be fine for both sexes, unless it is a particularly large female! If you are unsure go for a male, he'd be happy in that size for life
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