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post #75 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
Thanks for these tips! Those look like good possibilities. I really like the idea of a green arboreal snake in a planted viv. Would these snakes be OK in a 18 X 18 or 18 X 24 enclosure?

I bet these tropical rat snakes would be compatible with plantings made primarily with orchids and other epiphytes mounted securely in place.
generally the rule for most snakes is 1square foot of space per foot of snake. Thin snakes kinda break that rule and you can do slightly smaller than that. The bamboo ratsnakes are a good example of something that can go slightly smaller, and same with a redtail rat snake. Of course, if you want either of these heh prepare to live with it for 20+ years and get bit a lot heheh
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