Is how common contradictory advice is among owners, breeders and sellers regarding pretty much everything. The shop I purchased both my snake and enclosure from tells me something will be perfect, yet my local pet shop who has had snakes for YEARS will swear black and blue that the other information is completely wrong. Neither has any kind of vested interest in getting me the 'right' information, so there isnt any real reason to lie or bullshit. I mean, i own a Stimson's python and the reptile shop tells me UV lights are not really needed and that it is merely optional. Yet my local pet shop who has had many snakes for years, tells me UV lights are absolutely necessary and i am encouraging poor health by NOT having them. Frustrating.