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06-05-2013, 07:16 PM #1
Newbie setup help.
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EDIT: I found this online, would it be okay if I add more to it? http://www.pangeareptile.com/store/c...um-set-up.html
Last edited by Muffins94; 06-06-2013 at 12:08 AM.
06-06-2013, 12:10 PM #2
IMO, there's a ton of stuff in those "kits" that you don't need.
for me, a basic setup for a baby is a medium critter keeper, paper towel substrate, fake vines, and a TP roll for a hide.
once they're juvies (~10g), then they're ready for a 12x12x18.
you can get a 12x12x18 for $50-60, depending on where you go. the best is to find a shop or a local reptile show (there are several a year all over CA) so you don't have to pay shipping.
spend $8-10 on a nice healthy pothos plant. put in some drainage, cover with a little organic potting soil mixed with peat moss, add a few inches of oregon tree moss, put in a couple sticks, and you're good to go.
this whole, "deluxe" natural setup should be doable for well under $100, and give you a nice pretty cage that's not full of fake stuff.Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boivini
06-06-2013, 12:20 PM #3
Thanks Aimless! I actually have a medium critter keeper just chilling around! Sweet! As an adult, would you recommend the 12x18 or a 18x24? I have found the 18x24 at my local pet store for $109. And the 12x18 is $59. I'll only be housing one adult. I won't get that kit. I'll buy everything separately. As for the plants; I'm not really up to housing live plants, I hope that's not a problem. I prefer the fake plants, and I have such a variety where I live as they are available at pet stores as well as craft stores. Also for heating, I was planning to use a very small wattage bulb, because at times my room can get decently cold. How would I do this for the critter keeper? Since it is plastic...
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06-06-2013, 12:59 PM #4
I keep youngsters in their CKs either in my herp room (which sits right in their range) or in a warm room/place in my home.
you can do fake plants if you want, but don't underestimate the wonderfulness of a bioactive substrate.
I would also strongly encourage you to look in the DIY subforum here, and to spend some time searching the crested subforum. most of your questions have already been asked and the information is pretty easy to find.Morelia spilota harrisoni * Liasis fuscus * Liasis mackloti * Liasis mackloti savuensis * Anteresia maculosa * Python regius * Gekko gecko * Rhacodactylus leachianus * Correlophus ciliatus * Blaesodactylus boiviniPost Thanks / Like - 1 Thanks, 0 Likes
06-06-2013, 01:16 PM #5
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