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How to build a vivarium? info, advice, help
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:45 PM   #1
How to build a vivarium? info, advice, help

Hello! I've had my corn snake for 8 years now (he is 9 years old) and a bit more than 5 feet long. He's been living in a 20 gallon tank, and it bothers me that he cant seem to fully stretch out and climb around. So I've decided to start a vivarium project! however i dont know where to start. It seems like all of the vivariums ive seen on this site are quite small, and i want him to have a larger open space. Is a larger space ideal? or no?

I will probably make it all glass or plastic for easy cleaning. I've come to the conclusion that temperature and humidity controls will be needed. Plus, of course, hide outs, some branches/foliage, water, etc.. I would like some opinions on preferred/best bedding to use, and opinions on living plants? maybe just some succulents? just for a more natural feel.

When it comes to heating, right now i use a heating pad, and ive seen some info on the use of a heating pad with a floor tile that sound cool! can anyone weigh in?

With it being a larger enclosure, should i make several "levels" with shelves and holes to get from one to another, or just leave it one big open space with branches? and lastly, best way to clean a complex enclosure like this!

Any other advice/information would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

bedding, diy, enclosure, stress, vivarium

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