Cage size

Cage size

Postby reptilefeeders » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:04 am

Hi all

I was just wondering what minimum size cage would you need for an adult burmese? I want to start saving some money for when my one gets to an adult size. Space is not a problem

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Re: Cage size

Postby BEARDIE&BOX » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:33 am

I'm no expert but, think you will need at least a cage not smaller then half the lenght of an adult thus 2000x1500x1000??
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Re: Cage size

Postby snakemanjayd » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:54 pm

BEARDIE&BOX wrote:I'm no expert but, think you will need at least a cage not smaller then half the lenght of an adult thus 2000x1500x1000??


That seems like a fair size to me, too.
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Re: Cage size

Postby Burmbuddy » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:27 pm

Hi guys.
Floor space is the most important (they do climb on occasion though).
The only problem I see with the mentioned size is that It won’t fit through door…lol
For my adult males I like to offer as min’s:
Male-2,4m by 90cm deep by 80cm high.
Female-3m long by 90cm deep by 80cm high.
I usually build my cages in sections so they can be moved more easily.
You might hear other sizes, this is what I use as I like to offer a little more space.
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Re: Cage size

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:43 pm

I agree with Burmbuddy, but have kept and bred Burmese in 2.4m long by 800mm deep by 600mm high. Works very well. Larger may be better, to a point , then it becomes very difficult to control heat and humidity. Ideally, house your snakes separately, then you can keep your males in slightly smaller cages, ie. 1.8m by 600mm by 600mm.
If you make higher cages, the height will be wasted unless you put really sturdy branches or shelves in.
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Re: Cage size

Postby reptilefeeders » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:03 pm

Thanx for all the replies

So i will then go with a 3m x 1m x 1m since its a female :-D

Heating on a cage that size? ceramic heat emitter with heating wire?
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Re: Cage size

Postby reptile_man65 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:17 pm

Personally I think a male should have a minimum of 2m x 700cm. Height is debatable but it's ok if you keep the cage about 600 - 700cm which should make heat and humidity control fairly easy. And don't forget to reinforce the cage. braces or even a placing supports underneath can distribute the weight evenly and strengthen it 2 fold.

Heating wire is the best. You can customsie it and its really cheap.
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Re: Cage size

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:31 pm

Heating wire or heating pads are the best, OUTSIDE the cage, under the floor. DO NOT USE CERAMIC HEATERS INSIDE THE CAGE. Your snake WILL burn itself, unless you make a wire mesh cage around the ceramic. Ceramic heaters also dry the air too much for a Burmese Python.
Don't forget, as Burmbuddy said, it won't fit through your doorway. Most doors are only 750mm wide.
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Re: Cage size

Postby Burmbuddy » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:19 pm

I use those Fox wall heater panels mounted to the roof of the cage.
They work great (will need a good thermostat though).
They dont get too hot (safe to touch), use little power and deal well with humidity.
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Re: Cage size

Postby reptile_man65 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:28 pm

Best thing for the door issue is sacrifice height. Drop it to about 450 cm but add to the width. eg: 2m x 900cm/1m x 450cm.

If want something that you can't get thru your door then just assemble it in your room. There are some really fun ways to hold a cage together. and makes it easy to take apart again without sacrificing it's strength.

I'm interested to see pics of your burm cages. Please post some :)
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Re: Cage size

Postby reptile_man65 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:28 pm

That last bit was directed to everyone :)
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Re: Cage size

Postby reptilefeeders » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:43 pm

Thanx for all the replies.
burmbuddy-these heating panels-are they the same as those ones that you buy from game etc that you mount to the wall for heat in a room? How many do you put in a cage?
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Re: Cage size

Postby jka » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:20 pm

One of my friends uses those heatpanels(the one I assume you are talking about) that you mount to the wall he hasn't had any problems with it yet.
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Re: Cage size

Postby Burmbuddy » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:50 am

burmbuddy-these heating panels-are they the same as those ones that you buy from game etc that you mount to the wall for heat in a room? How many do you put in a cage?


One and the same, buy the pet friendly ones, they only get up to a 60/70 deg surface temp, so safe to the touch.
One per cage is more then enough, mount on the roof on one side, that way you have a hot and cold spot.
What is alo nice about the panels is the females invert (turn the back part of their bodies upside down so that the eggs get more heat) when they are pregnant, interesting thing to see.
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Re: Cage size

Postby reptile_man65 » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:48 am

One of my male burms does that. completely flipped over.
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