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Olive python heat source

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honey1

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Hi all, I'm considering getting an olive python in the near future.
I'm assuming they'd prefer a heat mat/rock as their heat source, but would like to know of others opinions and experience.
 

Reptiles101

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Don't not ever use heat rocks, as this will result in burns to your snake. if it's a hatchling I'd say a click-clack style enclosure with a heat mat under 1/3 of it so u can have a nice temperature gradient, or u can use a heat cord but what ever u decide please use a good quality thermostat.

If it's an adult I'd say a 6ft enclosure being the minimum, u can always go bigger if u want, heat lamps with cages (is a must) is your best bet for heating then.
 
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honey1

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I knew there was a reason I didn't go near heat rocks last time ;)
It'll be a bubby, but in a 5' enclosure to start with. I reckon I'll go with the tape under tile beneath gravel, with possibly a heat lamp to keep the air warmer (depending on how much transfers from the tape).
Thanks for the advise :)
 

Stuart

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2 to 3m heat cord as you can use small sections of it when it's younger and reuse it when the olive needs the bigger enclosures.
 
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