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RE: One thing to consider about glass

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Posted by: markg at Fri Dec 5 18:41:36 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Glass tanks, or any glass cage, will be relatively difficult to maintain heat and humidity in a cool room compared to plastic or wood cages. It ends up taking lots of power in heating to achieve the desired result.

I like the idea of glass because it is an inert material. Works fine for herps that do not require high humidity throughout the cage (where a local humidity box is fine) and herps that can be OK with the unheated part getting cool. For anything else, glass cages do not cut it.

Where glass tanks are great is when the room is reasonably warm, and only a small heater is needed (or no heater) in/on the cage.

I have tried to keep boas/pythons in an unheated room in glass cages. Forget it, not worth it. A cheap plastic storage tub works far better. For rosyboas and hognose, glass works fine (maybe even better..).


   

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