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hello :D iv been offerd a 5 or 6 ft "tank" off my mums boyfriend and was wondering what snake you lot think would go nicly in it :p this wont be until after christmas to give me some time to read up thanks rob.
 

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TAIWAN BEAUTY!!!
 

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Good shout, one way or another, you'd need an adult snake to put in a tank like that. It could be a nice gesture to rehome an unwanted taiwanese, boa, etc, who may be in need of a large viv to live in.
 

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Can I just ask...Do you mean 'tank' as in glass tank, or 'tank' as in viv? :lol:
 

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is it a glass tank or a viv? if its a glass tank i would say no snake,they are not suitable for snakes, fill it with fish.
 

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hmm good point i dont no yet lol havnt seen it he just said he had one i can have not even sure what he kept in it :lol:
 

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markhill said:
is it a glass tank or a viv? if its a glass tank i would say no snake,they are not suitable for snakes, fill it with fish.
as i already said not sure what it is yet but.. im interested in why you beleave its not suitable to put a snake in a glass tank?.. somthing to do with temps? or stressed.. cheers Rob.
 

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its hard to keep correct temps/ humidity in glass tanks and unless you completly enclose at least three sides the snake will feel very insecure. it can be difficult to securley fasten a top to a glass tank especially a 6 foot tank which would house a very big powerful snake, and lastly you would have to approach the snake from the top and they hate it as thats how preditors would approach them in the wild, cant think of any more reasons at the moment but any one else feel free.
 

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oh right okey dokey thanks :D

1. i could tint the class from the inside so i can see in but it cant see out but yeah i see your point

2. yeah i wouldnt want a big snake see'in me as a preditor :shock:

so looks like im going to scrap that idea lol
 

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tinting the glass would make it into a mirror and would create a new problem, i guess its a gless tank then?
 

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glass tanks are fine, ive never had a problem with a snake in a glass tank, takes a little more effort to get the humidity right but it can be done
 

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oooooooo i was hoping this wouldnt happend lol now need more people to give their opinion loads of people have looked but not many replyin!
 

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heres idea too, if you want like a baby boa or snake that is small but will grow larger you can always make the cage smaller, add a divider to it, which isnt hard to do, then as long as it has a nice hide or 2, so when the snake wants some alone time he can go hide :)

my choices of snake would be

Red Tail Boa
Brazilian Rainbow Boa
dwarf retic
Argie boa
 

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dwarf retic :shock: i swear i read that they still get 14 ft :shock: probly wrong tho :p
 

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you could keep a snake in it, i would cover the the back and sides. but keep in mind that if you decide to keep a snake in it you are going to have a very hard time keeping temps. and humidity right and you may get fed up with it.
 

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I find that when snakes are keep in ex fish tanks they always escape as you can never secure the lid well enough.What about a lizard?
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
hmm yeah maybe will post this up in lazard section aswell :p

.. not in any rush so got plenty of time to decide :D
 
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