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    Default BRB setup help! Semi-aquatic ok?

    I will be getting a BRB soon, I was wondering because they like to soak and they need high humdity, if a semi-aquatic tank might work?
    This will be my first snake, I keep cresties as of now and my husband and I are looking to expand into snakes! Any help would be amazing! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodalla View Post
    I will be getting a BRB soon, I was wondering because they like to soak and they need high humdity, if a semi-aquatic tank might work?
    This will be my first snake, I keep cresties as of now and my husband and I are looking to expand into snakes! Any help would be amazing! Thank you!
    Personally I wouldn't. Unless you have a very large cage and make sure that the water has a filter running with it, i'd just use a bowl of water big enough for them to soak in. They aren't really going to be swimming and sitting in the water constantly. It'd just be taking up floor space they could be using. Also a solid enclosure like wood or melamine works best for them, so having a filter running in one would be really hard. Tanks with screen tops lose humidity very quickly and aren't recommended for high humidity reptiles.

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    I've never seen anyone use a semi-aquatic set up for a rainbow boa, so probably not.
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    Rainbow boas are a terrestrial species, so I would have as much floor space as possible. I successfully keep mine in a sterlite tub with holes for ventilation and a water bowl for possible soaking and mist once a day.
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    Thanks everyone. I ended up not doing it. I have a hide and a water dish. I attached leaves to the top to try and keep more humidity in, a branch and moss. Seems to have turned out well. Got her from slipstreamserpents.com and she's amazing!

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