Was wondering what everyone though about if this tub size is fine or if I should bump her up to a bigger size?
I’d say that tub size is just right.
Personally would say bigger.
Then again we tried to give all our royals big tubs when we had them.
The only one I have now will be going into a big viv soon.
For me I like to keep mine in CB70s when they get that size. Gives me more room for a hide if they need it, and I prefer having the additional space for fake plants or larger water dishes (last one depends on how prone they are to tipping theirs over).
Some would say that’s perfect but maybe a little bit larger in my opinion !
I would also say go bigger. Not enough room imo once females hit that size I put them in 41qt tubs.
I’m going to agree with @westridge
For now that size is about right, but you will want to bump up to a larger one as she grows though.
I would say use your best judgment, personally it looks a little small to me. But when I become a breeder possibly my opinion will change.
Is that a 28qt?
Its a 12qt I believe. She is around 600gs.
Personally I say to small. I like tubs where a snake can stretch out fully along one side of the tub. Yours isn’t a like bad size but not ideal to me. I’d definitely upgrade.
upgrading will be done tonight!
tonight is also feeding night, is it okay to feed her tonight after moving her to a larger tub?
I’d feed her tonight then move tomorrow.
I’ve found them to refuse when I move them first
I agree with this! That’s why I felt I would personally go a size bigger! Excellent point!
I’d have her in a 28qt at that size
I don’t work with balls but what I do is move them right after feeding if you feel safe doing so. My corns and sands never mind a tub upgrade after or even while eating. I’ll always stick a hide they are familiar with in the new tub and introduce them to that specific hide.
In my experience it comes down to what the animal likes. Do that and you should be set.
I definitely think bigger is better, our ball pythons love to climb and move about.
I also find that moving them may stop them eating for a week or so.
This is the truth… I have a BP sitting in a 6qt right now that I want to upgrade SO badly. Looks cramped as hell, but as soon as she touches a 15qt she is off feed.
If they are happy, I’m happy!