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Old 30-05-2013, 02:01 PM
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Hi, I am new to this site and am looking for some advice. .. i have kept various corn snakes and am now looking to go large and would like to get a red tailed boa. I am building mynown viv that will be 6ft long and 3ft wide and deep... can anyone give me any advice for furnishing viv.... also if anyone in bradford area breads them please get in touch
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Old 30-05-2013, 03:07 PM
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For your first boa I would go for a common boa (BCI) there far more bullet proof than a Red tail boa (BCC)
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Old 30-05-2013, 04:10 PM
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Cheers gazza, what would be best/cost effective way of heating/lighting viv?
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Old 30-05-2013, 04:45 PM
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Cheers gazza, what would be best/cost effective way of heating/lighting viv?
Heating wise I would go with a 250w ceramic in a viv of the size your building, guarded and run off a pulse stat. L.e.d lights are best if you want lights but not essential.
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Old 30-05-2013, 05:48 PM
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250w ceramic or a tube heater.. as for lighting you could use UV, everyone who uses it and has tried it wont go back to not using it which speaks volumes.. they may not NEED it but it does have advantages, better colours and more active for starters
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:45 PM
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My first big snake was a Red Tail and had no issues stick with getting a BCC you won't regret it they are stunning snakes and IMO no more difficult than a BCI, just do a lot of reading and if you have questions ask away, good luck and when you get round to the big day pictures are compulsory lol good luck
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Whilst getting a BCI may be "easier" it is an animal that you will have to live with for a very long time, so my advice would be to buy the one you want most!
You'll learn as you go and this forum is a great place to go when you do have a question so don't worry!
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