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Old 02-08-2007, 04:36 PM
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hi,
i need to know the basics of a vivarium layout,

e.g does the water bowl go on the hot end or the cold end?
does the hide go on the hot end or the cold end or two hides for both?

btw this is for a royal and a cali king. (not housed together btw)

thanks n advance
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For our royals we have one hide at the cool end and another at the warm end and their water bowl in the middle as both the hides and the water bowl are quite large ( we have 3 royals together)
Not sure about the cali king will have to ask someone who keeps them lol

How old is the royal going to be? and what size viv will you be putting him/her in ?
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For my Royals I have one hide at each end and one in the middle, the water bowl is in the middle, but with enough room to move it to the warm end if I need to raise humidity for shedding.
Dont know about the cali King but i would assume its the same basic theory.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:41 PM
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So you got the biter ....erm, I mean Cali then lol

Water bowl towards cooler end except maybe at shedding time when you could move it nearer warm end to increase humidity. Hides at both ends unless you have one big long one which allowed cooler and warmer gradients under it for the snake to move about under. Hope this helps.
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hi,
the royal will be an 07 hatchling cb,
the tank will be 3 x 1 x 1.5 ft

chub
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hi,
i need to know the basics of a vivarium layout,

e.g does the water bowl go on the hot end or the cold end?
does the hide go on the hot end or the cold end or two hides for both?

btw this is for a royal and a cali king. (not housed together btw)

thanks n advance
chub
Water bowl should be at cold side, of course. Snake drink water when they are thirsty. Think if you are thirsty, would you want to drink warm water? or when you feel warm, you will have a cold bath. Same to your snakey.

Two hide boxs and adding some bush with imitation ivy are very good for snake viv. They can choose.

The one shelter should be at warm side, but not under the hot spot.
Another one should be at cool side.
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i wouldnt put a cb 07 into a viv yet but if you "have" to then have 3+ hides LOTS of bushy stuff literally pack out the viv so he will feel secure!
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kellogs is right on the royal
as hatchlings they would prefer a matchbox for a viv than a proper viv
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its in a 3 ft viv at the shop atm although it is with others, and i plan to give it lots of coverage. If not i will get a temporary plastic viv, what size would you recomend?

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its in a 3 ft viv at the shop atm although it is with others, and i plan to give it lots of coverage. If not i will get a temporary plastic viv, what size would you recomend?

chub
l really useful tubs from Maplin are a good size for hatchling Royals, ive got mine in one now
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