SNAKE ENCLOSURE GUIDE | KAGES

When setting up your snake 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 snake cage. For sizing we recommend our 4x2x2 with sliding Tempered Glass doors and a door lock. For larger snakes we recommend a larger enclosure. 

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. 

SNAKE ENCLOSURE WITH DEEP HEAT PROJECTOR

How to setup a snake 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/

            SNAKE ENCLOSURE WITH RADIANT HEAT PANEL

            How to setup a snake enclosure with a radiant heat panel
            For customizing the enclosure:
                  -No Side Vents
                  -No Lighting
            We recommend the following sold separately:
            • Radiant heat panel as the day & night heat: https://www.reptilebasics.com/rbi-radiant-heat-panels
            • 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/

            SNAKE ENCLOSURE WITH UNDER TANK HEAT

            How to setup a snake enclosure with under tank heat
            For customizing the enclosure:
                  -No Side Vents
                  -No Lighting
                  -Choose the side of your choice for belly heat
            We recommend the following sold separately: