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 with TEMPERED GLASS sliding doors 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.