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how large a tank would i need for a 4-5 foot land dwelling snake?

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It depends on the species of snake, although glass tanks are not ideal to keep snakes in. I prefer bins but not everyone can have a rack system, so then I opt for wooden or PVC enclosures. They hold heat and humidity way more than glass does.

But generally a 4-5 foot snake would need a 6 foot by 2 foot by 3 foot enclosure. But again, it does depend on the species you get  

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Amber Barrett

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I can answer any and all questions about snakes, whether its how to pick the right snake for your needs and wants, eating and temperature issues, health problems ( I can not give a diagnosis or make up for vetrinary treatment but can give options on what to do). I can also answer any questions on breeding snakes, what it entitles, what you can expect, I know quite a bit about any products for snakes and their husbandry.

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I currently keep over 150 snakes, I keep everything from ball pyhtons, to retics to green tree pythons. I have been around them my whole life due to a family interest in breeding them. I have researched, purchased, and delt with just about every snake, product and issue you can run into.

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Although I do not have a degree in herpatology, I have been around snakes my whole life and through books, research and life I know alot about them.

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