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Does my snake need a bigger tank to grow?

he's a ball python he's only two, but what I heard I need a bigger for him to grow, I believe the tank he has is a 30gal I think not sure, also how do I know if he is getting burned by the heat lamp? he's got some sort of redish spots, and he flinches when there's pressure put on it?

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Ball Pythons get 3 - 5 feet long, so you would need a 60 gallon to keep your snake happy. There are some snakes that decide they like the smaller tanks. What I did for my Ball Python, was I remodeled an unusable bathroom, removing ALL items except the sink out and put plenty of climbing rocks, hides, and fake trees. I make sure to go in and handle him five times a day to keep him healthy, and I let him out to get sun twice a day. I have logs, both hollow and solid. The underside of the sink was never used, so I covered the sides with vines, shedding rocks, and it's basically one huge hide. I have heat mats under the substrate, on low, and on half of the room. I mist the room 20 times a day to keep the humidity up a bit since I live in Arizona, and feed him every four days. He seems happy in his personalized room. I've even put a line of bricks on the inside (Door opens to the hallway) to keep him from slipping out.

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Ball Pythons measuring between 16 and 28 inches will do well in a 10 gallon size enclosure measuring 20x10x12 inches. A 20 gallon (30x12x12 inches) tank is the absolute minimal cage for adult Ball Pythons measuring (30-48 inches). However, a 30 gallon (36x12x18 inches) would be best. Talk to a reptile expert or a vet for professional advice.

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But how long will it take him to grow? And what about the burn problem?
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The size of the tank doesn't affect the growth rate, only it's living conditions.

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The rate of growth for snakes is dependent on their living conditions, meal size & frequency. If you feed him adult mice or rats once a week he will grow faster than if you feed him pinkies once a month. A 30g aquarium sounds big enough for a 2yr old but pythons can get pretty big. If you are concerned about the heat lamp lower the bulb wattage and make sure he has shelter and water. A heat rock is always a good addition. If the red spots continue take him to the vet. Also, buy some books, do some research. Snakes make great pets but there's more to them than keeping them in a cage.

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I have a 50w how much lower can I really go? It's cold here and he needs heat but how is it that a lamp can burn him? How do I know that's the problem?
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If you move the heat lamp & the red spots go away would be the indication. He will not stay under too much heat if he has shelter. If he cannot avoid the lamp there may be a problem. How long has he been sensitive to touch?
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To tell idk know how long he was like this, I moved the lamp to middle, and he got cold instead so I can't move it farther, it must have been when I had a 75w in
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How do you know the snake is cold?
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