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Old 04-11-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
barett
Peoples thoughts on this terrarium

Exo Terra® Natural Desert Reptile & Amphibian Low Terrarium

Is this good for corn snakes. I see some people use it. What are the pluses and minuses? Are they really escape proof?
 
Old 04-11-2019, 09:57 PM   #2
Karl_Mcknight
it would be ok I guess, but corn snakes are climbers and would be more at home in something taller. I have an exo terra similar to the one you are referring to, but the taller version with things to climb on. The folks that keep snakes in 4 inch tall trays in a rack would tell you that one is fine, which is why I say it's ok.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 08:44 AM   #3
barett
ok Funny I read that they arent climbers and prefer lower terrariums. Glad I asked a pro.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 09:03 AM   #4
Twolunger
Corn snakes are great climbers. One of the guys I know said you have to look in the small trees and bushes when herping, as corns try to find bird nests. I have found snake sheds hanging in the bushes, but couldn't tell if they were from corns. I'm too lazy to try counting scales on the sheds.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 11:31 AM   #5
barett
36 in x 18 in x 18 in....is that more appropriate then? Or what would you recommend. Can you link me to an example please.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 11:51 AM   #6
Twolunger
Exo-Terra enclosures are really nice, but pricey. When I was looking for vivariums for my reptiles I went to the pet shop and asked if they had any aquariums that were cracked and couldn't hold water. I bought a 40 gallon with a crack along the bottom and a locking screen top for about $30. But if you are not concerned with the prices I'd buy a nice Exo-Terra.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 11:53 AM   #7
barett
I LOVE the exo terra because of the front opening. I love that about them. Is there other options for that?
 
Old 04-12-2019, 02:33 PM   #8
Twolunger
I made my own doors on enclosures that I built. Unless you are handy it's best to buy what you like.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 03:49 PM   #9
barett
I am not handy at all lol. I need to buy one.
 
Old 04-12-2019, 06:43 PM   #10
blacktip
The 36x18x18 would be a great size. That is the exact size I am looking to get next for mine.
 

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