BALL PYTHON ENCLOSURE GUIDE | KAGES

When setting up your ball python enclosure there are a few different options for heating; heat projector bulbs, radiant heat panels, and belly heat. Depending on how you would like to heat your enclosure you'll want to select different options when customizing your PVC ball python cage. For sizing we recommend our 4x2x2 and a door lock

These layouts and product recommendations are just a baseline and general guide. Reptile keeping is an art and requires experimenting along with close monitoring to find out what bulb wattage and configuration will work best in your application. We always recommend manually checking with an infrared temp gun and a high quality thermostat to monitor and regulate temps.

While belly heat is common in the reptile industry it’s not very practical as in nature heat comes from above and warms the animal and basking surface. While there is some heat that comes from below in the form of IR-C. Most natural heat comes from the sun in the form of IR-A & IR-B. Then the sun warms the environment and releases heat via convection in the form of IR-C. So personally I don't use belly heat for my animals but it's really personal preference as to how you would like to heat yours. 

BALL PYTHON ENCLOSURE WITH DEEP HEAT PROJECTOR

How to setup a ball python enclosure with a deep heat projector
For customizing the enclosure:
      -No Side Vents
      -One 9" square screen on the side of your choice
We recommend the following sold separately:
  • Arcadia Reptile Deep Heat Projector - 80 watt
  • 22" Arcadia 6% UVB bulb on the same side as the heat source
  • 24" T5 fixture to hold the above bulb 
  • 22" Arcadia JungleDawn LED Bar on the same side as heat source 
  • 2 - Arcadia Reptile Lamp Guard Pro to go over the T5 fixture and JungleDawn LED Bar
  • Herpstat to monitor & regulate the temps: https://www.spyderrobotics.com/

            BALL PYTHON ENCLOSURE WITH RADIANT HEAT PANEL

            How to setup a ball python enclosure with a radiant heat panel
            For customizing the enclosure:
                  -No Side Vents
                  -No Lighting
            22” 6% T5 Arcadia Reptile UVB bulb
            24” T5 fixture - This holds the above bulb
            22” Arcadia JungleDawn LED Bar - this provides full spectrum lighting to both the animal and plants if you go bioactive 
            Herpstat to monitor & regulate the temps: https://www.spyderrobotics.com/
            I also use lamp guards over all of my bulbs;
            Arcadia Reptile Lamp Guard Pro for over the T5 fixture and one for over the JungleDawn LED bar
            Radiant heat panel as the day & night heat: https://www.reptilebasics.com/rbi-radiant-heat-panels

            BALL PYTHON ENCLOSURE WITH UNDER TANK HEAT

            How to setup a ball python enclosure with under tank heat
            For customizing the enclosure: 
            -No Side Vents
            -No Lighting
            -Belly Heat Recess on the side of your choice
            22” 6% T5 Arcadia Reptile UVB bulb
            24” T5 fixture - This holds the above bulb
            22” Arcadia JungleDawn LED Bar - this provides full spectrum lighting to both the animal and plants if you go bioactive 
            Herpstat to monitor & regulate the temps: https://www.spyderrobotics.com/
            I also use lamp guards over all of my bulbs;
            Arcadia Reptile Lamp Guard Pro for over the T5 fixture and one for over the JungleDawn LED bar