On the topic of an enclosure being too big for an animal

housebatbetta:

markscherz:

No such thing (at least not in herpetoculture).

Problem: Harder to maintain environmental conditions in bigger tanks.
Solution: Try harder (also possibly spend more money or get a smaller enclosure)

Problem: Unable to find animal to check up on it/find it for meal times.
Solution: Consider a smaller tank.

Problem: Animal is uncomfortable in large spaces.
Solution: Animalian agoraphobia will only occur in a larger enclosure if there are not proportionally more hides. If you have your snake in a sparse enclosure of course it will be uncomfortable. If its enclosure is large enough for it to roam around in and select between different temperatures and areas, and have appropriate hides throughout, this will not be a problem.

By all means get a bigger tank for your animal. Make sure it is environmentally sound, and that it contains enough hide space. Do not tell me your snake is afraid of being in spaces larger than 100 cm x 60 cm because that is a crock of shit; if you think that, you clearly know nothing of the biology of your animals and need to get yourself educated post haste.

Thank you, this is extremely helpful! I had to run a gauntlet of ball python breeders telling me my enclosure is too big for my snake at the last expo I attended. Even though I was confident in my choice given the information online, and the fact I’ve provided multiple places to hide in the enclosure, it made me nervous. It’s good to get confirmation.

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There’s this girl from my old barn that comes on literally every post I comment on on the OTTB Connect facebook page just to disagree with whatever I’m saying, especially if it’s about natural hoof care.

This is the same girl who made CONSTANT passive aggressive facebook statuses disagreeing with every topic I posted about.

It’s like… you’re in your late 20’s. Grow the fuck up and stop being a child.

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