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A Multilevel Habitat

Big Cage

FOR SALE: $200 or best offer: email ris@unicornunchained.com

This cage is four feet wide, two feet deep and five and a half feet high. It was custom made for snakes back when I had two young burmese pythons. Since then it has been a home for up to three rainbow boas, and at another time it held a pair of ball pythons. It is well suited to medium sized snakes that like to climb.

These photos show it set up for my rainbow boa, Rain. In the photo on the right the sliding glass doors have been removed for a better look at the interior.

Built by a professional cabinet maker, this is a nice looking oak framed cage that is also well insulated to retain heat and humidity. The interior surfaces are covered with formica for easy cleaning, the sides are double paned glass, the solid back has a layer of insulating material sandwiched between the inner formica and outer wood, and in front four storm window panels serve as sliding glass doors. These windows can be lifted out of the frame entirely, as shown, for easier access and cleaning.

One large shelf is attached to the back wall which contains a small stainless steel sink. Currently there is only one additional shelf, mounted high on the back wall. When I had more snakes sharing the cage I added more shelves and more furniture so each snake could establish a territory. Here's a picture of the upper half, with the doors mounted and closed. Rain can be seen in the small (5 gallon) aquarium to the left of the sink.

Upper levels

Below is a closeup of the lower level. The doors have once again been removed, for a better view of the interior. Rainbow boas like to soak and the rubbermaid tub has a hide box in the warm water. The tub sits on a thermostatically controlled pig blanket to keep it warm. All three water dishes are washed and refilled frequently, but any further cage cleaning tends to be infrequent, as rainbow boas will often defecate in the water.

Lower level

The cage was made to fit through most doorways and it slides well on carpet, making it relatively to easy move around for short distances. It does weigh about 250 pounds, making longer journeys and winding staircases more problematic.

My rainbow boas seem to like the space and do climb around and hang out in the sink, or up in the loft. See Rain's Photo Gallery for examples.

My last rainbow boa, Mist, died in August 2018 and this cage is now for sale, $200 or best offer. Shipping (from Longmont, Colorado) not included. I also have pig blankets, nice logs, and other accessories available. Please take my one remaining frozen medium rat. Email ris@unicornunchained.com to make an offer or find out more.

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