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Okay, I don't own a snake myself, but I have a question about putting a large snake into an aquarium. Now would the snake be able to easily escape? I mean its just glass? Could they not break it, depending on the size, and the tops are feeble, could they. Not break out that way?

Lizz O,
   Yes, a large snake would be able to break out of that type of enclosure. Easily. If you have a snake 6' or bigger, you need a custom enclosure, not something from PetSmart. I have 2 8' Macklot's pythons and they are in a 4' X 2.5' X 2' enclosure that is wood on 3 sides and plexiglass on the front reinforced by wood.


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Kevin L. Ogle


I can answer almost any question regarding snake husbandry, feeding, general care, handling, etc. I have some experience with geckos and bearded dragons. I cannot answer questions regarding breeding or venomous reptiles.


I have over 10 years experience in snake husbandry. Currently, I have the following (Children's Python, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Western Hognose, Olive Python, 2 Macklot's Pythons, D'Albert's Python, 2 Carpet Pythons, 2 Royal (Ball) Pythons, California King, Green Tree Python, Amazon Tree Boa). While I have no formal training in Herpetology, I can help most folks keep their snakes healthy and happy.

AAS in Electronic Engineering (Tennessee)
The Logistics Institute (Georgia Tech)

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