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    Quote Originally Posted by thorrshamri View Post
    I precisely underlined at the beginning of my long post it was all about my experience/opinion. I'm not here to show-off and even less to start a fight. Just be aware I have worked with maybe 80-100 species in the past 15 years and have bred many of them.
    Herve,

    You told me in the other thread to take a look at your post, so I thought you wanted to share opinions. Sorry if you misinterpreted my reply or I misunderstood your purpose.
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    As I had developped my opinion into detail about tank size issues in this thread, I just redirected you here to avoid repeating twice the same thing.
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    I agree that way too many enclosures are way too small and moreover inappriopriately strucured. Also way too many herps are exposed to frequent stress by unecessary handling.
    But on the other hand, laymens perception on natural territories and space requirements in an appropriately structured environment often are misleading.
    In the end, one has to aknowledge, that - above a given mimimum size- a very large but sparsely structured tank can be far less appropriate for permanent housing of a given species than a comparably small but intelligently structured one.
    Having said that, I want to provide you with a link to the minimum husbandry standards for reptile care provided by the German Society for Herpetology and Herpetoculture (DGHT) in cooperation with the german Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BMELV).
    Of course thats all in german, but maybe the sizes suggested for the individual species are still understandable (KRL= snout vent lenght).
    This has been critizised to be too far on the small side for some species and too generous for others. Also, it now is already 16 year old and urgently needs to be revisited. But alltogether, it provides a reasonable guidance:
    Mindestanforderungen an die Haltung von Reptilien
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