Put a 1-2" thick log from the left side up over the water acrylic so he can climb in/around, and put a large hide on the left side so he has somewhere to feel safe/comfortable. My boas spend 90% of their time in their hide, they're like their little homes. I'm sure that he'd appreciate it. I use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002AR5B0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
for my ball pythons. Either one would work well.
WACOOL Reptile Fogger with Humidity Controller, 4L Large Tank Reptile Humidifier with Humidistat & Extended Hose, Automatic Terrarium Fogger for Beared Dragon Lizard Gecko Snake Tortoise https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NVLT6JK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_PEHAR5KJGTHQPHWD4V09?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the mister I have. It works absolutely perfectly, just gotta keep an eye on the water level
Lights and decor are all from Exo Terra and ZooMed so just go on their website and shop around :)
I know some people use coconut husk for boas because it retains humidity better. But this has always worked out fine for me
17" BBQ tongs with silicone tip. If it can hold a steak it can hold a rat. Also no sharp edges if the snake strikes it too hard.
Is this for a BCC? I have a BRB and a KSB and so far I've only used fake plants in their enclosures because I don't know how to keep them from crushing the plants to death, or having the plants in my KSB's tank wilt from the heat (I don't have any succulents, but I want to try some in the future).
I have used suction-cup hanging plastic plants with success in their enclosures. They are pretty durable, and provide a lot of cover, with flexibility in how you arrange the draping "vines." You can get them in several lengths. I use the Penn-Plax brand because that's what my local store has but when I was googling to try to find them, the Petco Imagitarium ones look like the same thing.
You don’t really need a light bulb. CHE will suffice. And the inkbird brand I mentioned in your other thread is good.
Here’s one on sale
Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outletsmoker Thermostat, 2-Stage, 1100W, with Sensor Reptile Beer Brewing Kegs Fridge Cured Meat Breeding https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B011296704/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_cViWFbV0E7S0A
Vetericyn makes a reptile-safe disinfectant if you want to just keep that on hand. It comes in a spray bottle, make sure it says it's the one safe for reptiles. If you can, get a digital thermometer / hygrometer like the one below and just stick it somewhere like on top of their hide. I have two of these in my boa's enclosure as well as some analog ones but the analog ones are in a spot he can't get to. There's unfortunately not a lot you can do but care for the wound and make sure it doesn't get infected. Like the others said, remove all substrate and use newspaper or paper towels and mist often if needed to get the humidity up.
Awesome, thanks for the feedback!
So are you permanently gluing the suction cups to the enclosure? Ideally I'd prefer a less permanent solution. I found these on Amazon. Haven't bought them yet, but wondering if they could work. Would likely need to modify the hook to something I can better secure things to. (Or use a twisty tie with.. good idea.)
Wow, I really would have thought they'd be smart enough to move! Hah... so would you recommend that I place the thermostat probe on the basking shelf and set it to 100/leave it where it is & play around with the temps until the basking shelf is at 100? That would obviously drop the temp on the bottom of the cage below ~89... and might affect the cold side temp as well... I'm assuming that's ok if he has access to the basking shelf?
As for the falling, I'm not so much worried about him losing his grip and falling off. (He's definitely a capable climber!) I'm concerned about the actual stick/branch falling if it's not secured or weighted at the base... is that a silly concern? (I guess if the stick isn't heavy, he'll probably be fine.)
They have a 33 inch one, as well: https://www.amazon.com/DocSeward-Copperhead-Snakes-Python-Stainless/dp/B01NC1Z3RB/
I have both the 33 and 43 inch ones of this brand and they're pretty good. Nice solid construction. I use the smaller one for my ball python occasionally. Got the larger one in preparation for when my BI gets bigger.
I bought mine from my local reptile shop. I’d stick with the 36” better to buy once with extra length for later in down the road when it’s bigger.
This one is a little long but prolly sturdy. The collapsible ones in my experience are shit!
DocSeward Snake Hook, Copperhead Series for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length (43 inches) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MZH6TPT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oPqDFbEV6TKSV
Hey, it's perfectly okay! You didn't know. Unfortunately the conventional wisdom can be slow to shift - but Vin is one of if not the most knowledgeable breeder and conservationist on Boas. He literally wrote the book, haha! Although his main book is out of print, he's also written Boas in Captivity which is a fantastic resource.
Thank you! I'll get that one :)
Regarding heating mats, would you say this would work? There's a larger one as well, but the larger one is meant for 60 gallon aquariums which seems like overkill?
Polypropylene and Polyethylene, the plastics that those bins are made of, require temperatures of at least 248 degrees Fahrenheit to melt, and that is the conservative, low end number. I'm not aware of a heat pad that will get anywhere near that hot. That being said, you still need to buy a thermostat to go along with your heat mat, as you have to have a way of regulating the temperature of the "hot" side of your reptile's enclosure.
Any decent reptile shop should carry them, or you can order one from amazon via the below link.