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    Hi, I'm debating on which type of enclosure to purchase for my boa. I haven't bought him yet but I wanted to get everything straight and ready to make sure I'm prepared before I begin looking for my snake and I'm not sure which type of cage to get him. I don't want to have to get another cage as he gets older so I was thinking about a 55 gallon aquarium or they have some made for reptiles. I've heard a lot of bad reviews about aquariums though and was wondering if it would be a bad buy. Also if I don't get that then what other enclosure can I get that would be reasonably affordable and large enough to house him fully grown? Any comments or suggestions would be really helpful. Thanks.

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    Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

    I would sugest looking in to one of Jeff's cage's you can get a 4' long 2' deep cage for $200. I plan on getting one late winter early spring. Go www.theboaphile.com. You should be able to find out all the info you need about his cages. Good luck

    Joshua

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      Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

      I would buy one too... Oh ya I have... they are the best cages... They cost alot less then glass also... well have a good one..
      Eric aka...Red

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        I just ordered two boaphile cages and can't wait for them to arrive!  I have several glass aquariums, and they are a PAIN > to keep up with constant heat and humidity, the only exception is my 75 gallon tank and others that I had to modify (I wish I would have heard of Boaphile Plastics sooner!).  I have a pic of one of my 75 gallon aquariums.  This is equivalent to a Boaphile 422D.  I have my 75 gal. set up with insulation under the screen cover with holes cut out for the heat lamps, a large water bowl, a waterfall, artificial log, and large hide box and two heat lamps, one with a CHE and the other with a repti night light.  These are hooked into a thermostat.  I have to admit, I have NO problems maintaining heat or humidity in this cage.  I never have to make any adjustments except to keep the waterfall and water bowl full.
        I will be adding only Boaphile cages in the future, but can't part with this cage.  
        If you end up getting a glass aquarium, be aware that they require more effort to set up perfectly, like mine did.  You will need at least a 75 GALLON for the life of your boa.

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          Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

          By the way, it's difficult to see in the pic just how big the cage is, but if you look at the bottom right corner of the pic you can see the head of my Dumeril's boa sticking out of her hide box, and she is over 5' long and has plenty of room to move around the cage.
          PT

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            Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

            I just got my first set (3) of Boaphile cages and I am so sorry I waited this long. They are perfect in every way. One thing that makes you hold back a little is the price, but I assure you you are using much more money with cheaper but inefficient ways to keep the snakes.

            My first three went to my BPs (sorry Clay). My bigger BCI has a custom enclosure I had built for her. I am down to my last 2 glass tanks until cash flow allows.

            The Boaphile cages are all they claim to be. Extremely light weight, great space, very sturdy construction with attention to detail.

            Pictures! ;D

            The first thing I noticed was a funny blockage of my front door. FedEx Ground had delivered. FYI, I had placed my order about 3 weeks before they showed up.



            Of course, each box contains



            I bought mine with heat panels and lights installed.

            Here they are stacked :



            And with the lights on!



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              Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

              Those are great pics! s9.gif I can't wait for mine to arrive...I ordered a couple of the 'big daddies' and plan on converting all my cages to Boaphiles (except the one in the above pic) in the future b24.gif
              You'll have to post more pics with your snakes basking inside b26.gif
              PT

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                Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

                I think those Boaphile cages are great but for some reason I really like the VisionCages, they are more money but I think that is what I am gona get for my Boa. I think I like them better cause you can add a CHE, you cant in a Boaphile. But dont get me rong, Jeff makes great cages.

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                  Re: Debating on which type of enclosure to buy.  

                  Ok so I went and looked more at the BoaPhile cages, and boy was I wrong. In a week I am going to order a cage with an expandle side and built in flex watt heat tape. I love the idea that you can expand them whenever you want. But for my tegu's I am getting them the vision cages.

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