Glass or melamine enclosure

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  1. Prof_Moreliarty

    Prof_Moreliarty Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wasn't arguing your point mate merely stating how i keep mine and pointing out why we feed frozen rats. as for substrate there is nothing wrong with either newspaper or paper towel to each there own but i dont think ingesting a bit of newspaper will impact much.
     
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    No dramas, perhaps I'm just over cautious given my background with turtles where ingesting foreign matter with food like aquarium gravel is a big deal and causes turtles to wind up with digestive tracts totally clogged... as shown in this X-ray.
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    We always advise that turtles be kept on river sand and not gravel to avoid this.
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    All good, I get that newspaper won't kill a snake but I'd just personally prefer to avoid it going down the hatch altogether. :)
     
  3. Prof_Moreliarty

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    No worries mate. there are definitely substrates to avoid with snakes like sand
     
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    These are $1.49 each at Harris Farm Markets, perfect for hatchlings in small tubs.
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