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CarlG91

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Hi,

So i am due to get a new reptile soon, A Stimson Python to be exact

Which will be hatched next month i think? so ready to pick up around christmas time,

but from my understanding they need to be in a smaller enclosure for the warmth,

I was going to buy 2 enclosures, 1 for when i first get the python, but they look too small at the size of 20 x 20 x 20


will that size be small enough or should i go a bit bigger to control the heating better??

So if you could, to all Reptile owners/Lovers

What size Enclosure is best for a hatchling and for how long until its at age to go into a bigger
 

Timmah

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Welcome to the stimmie owners club ;) a small enclosure is a good idea to start with, so your new mate won't feel overwhelmed being in a big open space when they're little. I got the reptile one$ 150 reptile starter tank kit, comes with tank, heat mat, hook and water dish. Add a hide or two and substrate and it's done, but not the cheapest option.

The general rule is to have the enclosure size no smaller than two sides the length of the snake. 20x20x20 would be a little small to start with, not because of the snake size but because you'll be upgrading in no time. My starter tank was 20x30x15, and my boy grew very quickly out of it. You don't want OT have to spend money on tanks every few months!

Don't forget to post pics when you get him or her!
 

COLAPB

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I have a 6yr old Stimson, awesome little thing. I started with a 600x450x450 reptile one enclosure and had her in smaller tubs inside until she grew into the enclosure.
I now have her in a 900x450x650 with lots of climbing structures and live plants.
They move around so much at night, don't go too small!
 

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