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Old 08-03-2013, 12:40 PM
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Question Help ? 1st common Boa 6 - 8 weeks old

Hi all I really need advice as to which products I need to make a comfortable and safe environment for our new addition

I'm going to build a viv I have been told a suitable size for now would be 24" x 18" x 18" is this true ?

going to make out of conti board with sliding front glass.. but what do I need heat wise etc sorry my knowledge is very limited.

and any help would be gr8 ty.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:00 PM
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I would recommend using a rub for now with a heat mat underneath it.
Our Boas have all been in 50L RUBs up to about 1 year, then moved straight into a 6x2 heated with a ceramic.

However you decide to heat it, make sure you buy a thermostat and a digital thermometer, and if you decide on a ceramic, make sure you have a guard.

I found ours enjoyed climbing, so a shelf/ledge of branches are good additions, as well as fake plants.
Make sure you have at least 2 hides, one at the hot end one at the cold end, if you can fit more, then go for it.
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I would recommend using a rub for now with a heat mat underneath it.
Our Boas have all been in 50L RUBs up to about 1 year, then moved straight into a 6x2 heated with a ceramic.

However you decide to heat it, make sure you buy a thermostat and a digital thermometer, and if you decide on a ceramic, make sure you have a guard.

I found ours enjoyed climbing, so a shelf/ledge of branches are good additions, as well as fake plants.
Make sure you have at least 2 hides, one at the hot end one at the cold end, if you can fit more, then go for it.

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Old 08-03-2013, 01:12 PM
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Default Many thx Amy2310

Many thx Amy2310 some good advice much appreciated .
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