How much ventilation is needed for a rtb cage. Is an opening in the top below the che enough of an air opening or is more needed to keep fresh air in the cage? I'm asking because I will be building a cage in the next 24 months and the question popped into my head so I figured I could get some good suggestions from here.
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What you need to do is find out how much air a full grown snake will consume in 1 minute (A), take the air pressure in your given room, usually 14.7psi (B), find the volume of your enclosure (C).
C x A/B = Y
Do the above equation and the answer Y will be how much air will be available at any given time inside your enclosure. If you intend to drill small holes you will need to figure how much air can pass through that hole with 14.7psi of air pressing against it, the mulitiply that number until you get the correct mean volumetric average. If you had to mulitiply it 12 times then you need 12 holes of that size.
Actually dude im not sure, I was just wasting time, but I hope it sounded smart. You do have to think in proportion, a 4x2x2 enclosure should be ok with 2 or 3 openings the diameter of the top of a cola can.

Re: Ventilation
Originally posted by dsimpson View PostWhat you need to do is find out how much air a full grown snake will consume in 1 minute (A), take the air pressure in your given room, usually 14.7psi (B), find the volume of your enclosure (C).
C x A/B = Y
Do the above equation and the answer Y will be how much air will be available at any given time inside your enclosure. If you intend to drill small holes you will need to figure how much air can pass through that hole with 14.7psi of air pressing against it, the mulitiply that number until you get the correct mean volumetric average. If you had to mulitiply it 12 times then you need 12 holes of that size.
Actually dude im not sure, I was just wasting time, but I hope it sounded smart. You do have to think in proportion, a 4x2x2 enclosure should be ok with 2 or 3 openings the diameter of the top of a cola can.
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