Enclosure size

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  1. joel0395

    joel0395 New Member

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    Hey guys, I have owned my bredli for a month now, and he came with his enclosure, I have been tol that he is about 8 months old now, and he is 1.1 metres long. The enclosure he is in is 600x400 and im not sure if he has outgrown it, I have a large tank that currently houses my axolotl which is 1200x600 and I plan to swap them around, can anyone see any size issue with this move?

    Also at the local pet shop they sell red sand, is this a suitable substrate?

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    I use fake grass
    if you feed in the enclosure sand may cause problems
    1200x600 or bigger is fine for fully size bredli
    I don't know much about axolotl's
     
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    The axolotl will be fine in the smaller tank, ive just been told pythons arent meant to be in too large of an enclosure. I dont feed him in the enclosure
     
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    Be careful of the red sand as it often stains the snake and easily gets stuck on thawed feeds due to the moisture which could cause problems


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    Would avoid sand and go with something else (I use Aspen as a substrate personally as it settles well, isn't messy or dusty and doesn't get tracked or moved around the enclosure exposing the base)

    I would definitely swap them around.
     
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    Sand is a big fat no no as snake substrate in general. High risk of impaction.
    Also, 3.5ft for an 8 month old Bredli is quite large, either it a bit older or is being well overfed.
     
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    Whats the reasoning behind pythons not being in to large of an enclosure? I have a 1 yr old SWCP living in an enclosure about 900x600x1100 is this to large?
     
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