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Postby scotty121 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:20 pm

Hey people, a few questions:
What substrate is the best to use for my baby boa, moss or bark wood? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. :)
What size heat pad must I get, my cage size is, 620 length, 320 width, 310 high?
How long could a 4 week old boa live in the tank?
Any other advice would be appreciated.
Thank you. :)
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Re: questions

Postby chris w » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:26 pm

With regards to substrate you can't go wrong with newspaper, a small heating pad should be sufficient, the time the snake could live in there all depends on its growth rate, but on a proper diet I don't think that tank will last very long I would say just over six months or at most a year.
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Re: questions

Postby Reynard » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:35 am

Yea man newspaper for sure :) . I use it for all my red tails.
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Re: questions

Postby scotty121 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:17 am

Thank you both, but I'm looking for something for the look of the cage and making sure it can retain humidity.
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Re: questions

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:42 am

Check on Google and search the forum here for a product called E-mulch or Eucalyptus mulch.

It's got many benefits and a few drawbacks, but I hear it looks good, hahaha.
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Re: questions

Postby gareth.hooper » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:24 am

Newspaper or corrugated cardboard, essentially with one flat and one corrugated side.
Seen one overseas breeder note imrproved movement and temprement results using the corrugated cardboard, corrugated facing up, with his boas.
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Re: questions

Postby scotty121 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:32 am

Thank you everyone, I really like everyone's ideas, but I think I'm gonna go with E-mulch.
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