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RE: coluber foxi - problem feeding

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Posted by: 53kw at Thu May 12 13:05:47 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

Alas I don't think the cages you show in your photos are suitable. Although they certainly provide ventilation, the racer is likely to rub her nose off on all that screen. One feature of the cages I make is that there are almost no internal surfaces that will damage a snake's nose. A few snakes insist on rubbing at the intake vent, and I'm working on a design to cover that with a secondary panel that allows air flow but reduces the abrasive effect of the screen.

While the cage you show is covered in plastic screen, it's still abrasive if rubbed incessantly, which the racer will do. Further, an adult racer can probably break through that screen in time. That cage also does not offer access from the front, preventing you from developing a low-threat relationship with your racer at feeding time.

I've attached an image of a stack of vented, front-opening cages of the design I'm suggesting. The largest cages are 6 1/2 feet long, the medium cages are 4 feet long and the smallest cages are 2 feet long. Exhaust fans are at the ends nearest the basking lights.




   

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