Royal pythons make marvellous pets; they are gentle, beautiful and – provided that they are kept in a habitat to their liking – hardy. We have used our wide product knowledge and years of experience in keeping this species to put together an entry level habitat kit that will keep your young python happy and healthy. As forest animals, royals can be very sensitive to temperature so we have used products that will keep the conditions in your snakes’ habitat just right. Remember that royals can be very variable in size, and when it grows larger than 70cm then they will need to be upgraded to a larger vivarium in order to prevent them from becoming stressed.
The wooden vivarium that forms the base of this habitat is large enough to provide a good heat gradient whilst allowing your snake plenty of room to move and exercise. It is also very secure, although do take care to ensure that the vents in the back are seated properly – and the right way round. The wooden sides allow the snake to feel secure, and the front glass gives the owner a good view into their pets’ habitat. There is plenty of space for enough decor to make your snake feel really at home, and as some royal pythons love to climb, why not provide them with a range of branches so that they can exercise in three dimensions?
The main source of heat within this setup is a heat projector. Their efficiency means that your snake will have a sufficient temperature gradient to be comfortable, and the touchscreen thermostat means that a nighttime temperature drop can be programmed in.
Heat projectors are very efficient, and by this we mean that they get hot! In order to protect both yourself and your pet it is vital that a heat guard is used over the heater, for ease of use the one provided with this habitat kit is robust and easy to fit.
The thermostat that is included with this habitat set is perfect for controlling the light and heat output of your equipment. It is equipped with twin channels, one of which can be set to control your ceramic heater to create the necessary temperature gradient within the habitat, and the other to switch any lighting used on and off to create a day and night cycle. Touchscreen operation and an intuitive interface make this unit simple to program, and with a five year guarantee it’s also excellent value for money.
UV lighting is beneficial for the snake and helps to create a natural night and day cycle.
One of the most important items of equipment in all of reptile keeping is the digital thermometer! The thermometer that we include with this habitat is reliable, robust and with two probes it’s possible to monitor both the cool and warm ends of the vivarium at the same time. We have been using these units for years now, both in store and personally – and we think that they are just right for keeping track of the temperatures in your pets’ enclosure.
Should you require a cabinet for your new vivarium, this particular item is designed to form a complete unit with the Viva+ vivariums. It attaches directly to the bottom of the vivarium, forming a sturdy support along the whole length of the base. Looks wise, it completes the setup into a solid, attractive piece of furniture that complement any living space, as well as providing storage space for the items that you need to keep your young royal python happy and healthy.