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    Talking Baby Ball Python Setup

    I have been wanting to display a baby ball python in the living room for a while now and thought I would share my solution.

    I wanted something with excellent visibility, was easy to clean, provided the proper environment and had to be affordable.

    So here is my solution that costs less than $100 and met my needs

    Most items came from PetSmart: 10 gallon aquarium with hood/ ReptiBark/ hide and water dish/ thermostat.



    I already had the "medium" heat pad(designed for 10-20 gallon aquariums) and rheostat. An important note about these heat pads is the surface temperature is 115 degrees. I use a rheostat to dial it back down to 95 degrees.



    The first step was the prep the aquarium. I choose to paint the back of it flat black to create a nice background color and hide any wiring. This was done with flat black spray paint on the outside out the glass. Next step is use aluminum foil to trap radiant heat inside the aquarium and avoid a hot spot created by the heat pad. I attached it using aluminum tape.



    The next step is to prep the hood. This is a fish hood but offers a clean look and great lighting. The first thing I did was cut a piece of 1/4" hardware screen to fit in the recess of the hood. Then I used a hot glue gun to secure the corners of the screen to the hood. Next final step was to use the aluminum foil to secure the edges and close up any holes in the hood. The final step was to drill some extra ventilation holes in the back of the domed part of the hood. You will have to peel back the tape and cut the glue to change the bulbs a couple of times a year.



    I set this up and let it stabilize for a few hours before introducing the snake.

    Here is the final product


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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    that's nice.



    tfttme.



    sooo...irmmbff.

    just sayin'

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    so the grand total of what's on display was something around $2,100.00?

    (forgive me for only seeing the lovely pewter and nothing else ) lol

    Either way... Looks nice, possibly even sticky worthy!!!

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnme View Post
    that's nice.
    Thanks Memes

    There are lots of ways to keep baby ball pythons and this is just one of the many in which they will thrive in.

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Gooseman View Post
    so the grand total of what's on display was something around $2,100.00?
    That's a great question that I should have covered

    $25 aquarium and hood
    $5 bulbs
    $5 RepitBark
    $5 water dish
    $10 hide
    $15 heat pad
    $10 thermometer
    $5 rheostat
    $5 hardware screen
    $5 spray paint
    $???? ball python

    Quote Originally Posted by Gooseman View Post
    (forgive me for only seeing the lovely pewter and nothing else ) lol
    Dis one??


    Quote Originally Posted by Gooseman View Post
    Either way... Looks nice, possibly even sticky worthy!!!
    Thanks man..but let's not get carried away

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    STICKY STICKY STICKY

    Very welll done Chris

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by daaangconcepts View Post
    STICKY STICKY STICKY

    It's soooo hot when you say that.

    nh...wmal.

    logd.

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by daaangconcepts View Post
    STICKY STICKY STICKY

    Very welll done Chris
    Thanks Susan

    If this helps ONE person on the board with ideas then it was all worth it

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    Very nice...but don't you need two identical hides?

    Leg pulling aside, that is a really nice setup and a gorgeous snake. I love that idea about the foil on the bottom of the tank to disperse heat...I think I'll try that on my new plant tank. Thanks.
    **Adriana - White 'N Nerdy!**

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    Re: Baby Ball Python Setup

    Don't you want your pewter to eat???? lol
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