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Old 01-29-2019, 02:45 PM
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I am about ro make an enclosure for a python but want to build a natural environment with a small pond/drinking water
Its is a big custom cabinet made from wood 1.8 meters wide and 1.2 meter tall
It will have to be water tight on the i side as it is timber and i wouldnt mind if it has some automation but i am price restricted 😀 maybe a pump for the pond and a mist spray etc. Set and want it to look a little like a jugle theme
Hope someone can lead me in the right direction how to start
Thanks heaps
I know its not a frog but guessi g it would be same principles for the build
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:43 PM
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If you are going to have water then you will want to seal the wood. I've seen many people use pond armor and there was someone on the forum who used it to build a paludarium with archer fish.
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What species of python? That makes a big difference in how their enclosure is set up.
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I'm assuming you're referring to a Green Tree Python, simply based on your enclosure description. If not, please keep in mind that most other pythons have much lower humidity/moisture requirements than the animals frequently posted here.

In regards to the water feature, I strongly suggest something that can be removed (or very easily cleaned). Python waste is much more substantial than most animals kept in a planted/"bioactive" enclosure.

Best of luck! I'd be interested to follow your design/construction process.
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Hi guys and thanks for your responses
Its a diamond python and he needs around 30deg c in the hot area and around 26 to 27 in the other areas
I plan to get a mister to keep everything alive
Was thinking to seal the inside like you would a bathroom with waterproofing painted on
And build onto that
The water bath will be permenant but i also want to add a pump out to circulate the water and empty when needed
And clean when needed
This guy doesnt eat a lot
And yes he craps big but all in one spot
And easy to pick up

I want to have dried natural timber branch for him to climb and a second level on one side all like natural stone effect
And ideas on easy to keep alive plants to start with that i want to plant into pockets i will create from the fake stone and have the plants in there
And around the pond
So thats my intention any feedback would be appreciated
By the way im in sydney Australia
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Hi guys and thanks for your responses
Its a diamond python and he needs around 30deg c in the hot area and around 26 to 27 in the other areas
I plan to get a mister to keep everything alive
Was thinking to seal the inside like you would a bathroom with waterproofing painted on
And build onto that
I love carpet pythons. Diamonds are really pretty animals; mine is a jungle carpet. A mister is fine and might be helpful for the plants, but you'll probably want good ventilation to keep the humidity down. It might depend on your local humidity levels though; I'm not familiar with Sydney, but even in pretty dry Colorado I feel like a mister might be too much for my (poorly ventilated) carpet enclosure.

I'd love to put together an active terrarium for a green tree python (or maybe emerald/Amazon tree boa) some time in the future, so I'd love to see your build come together.
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Here is a pic of him
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Mendoza

U will take progress pics and inform what materials i use and hopefully have a good outcome
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