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Hide box size?

Postby Fossil » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:49 pm

Howdy

I'm changing up my northern blue tongue's tank and ordered an 10x8" hide box, but I don't know if I should order a larger size. Are skinks similar to ball pythons where they enjoy 'snug' spaces? if so I could just cut a larger entrance hole in the box I currently have, but if they would prefer a larger space, I have no problem returning this hide and ordering the large size, which is 13x9".

Here is him sitting in the upsidedown hide box.
He is currently 2 years old and 21" long so I don't expect him to get too much larger than this.
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Re: Hide box size?

Postby splashy07 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:54 pm

I use 13 x 9's for all of mine. Some of my large northerns seem even too big for those but they manage to get in there, and seem to like the close quarters.
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Re: Hide box size?

Postby Fossil » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:06 pm

splashy07 wrote:I use 13 x 9's for all of mine. Some of my large northerns seem even too big for those but they manage to get in there, and seem to like the close quarters.


Thanks for your input. I was leaning towards the 13x9 but I don't have enough experience with blueys to know if that is a better size or not. Mine seems somewhat small for his age but I do feel better knowing if he grows a few inches he will still have the extra room when I get the larger size.
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Re: Hide box size?

Postby kingofnobbys » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:52 am

Jumbo sized Hubba Huts for my adult easterns.
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Re: Hide box size?

Postby Fossil » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 am

kingofnobbys wrote:Jumbo sized Hubba Huts for my adult easterns.


I already have a fairly large hubba hut for my skink, and was more so looking for a box to make into a new humid hide. However, I'll be sure to keep that size in mind if he outgrows his current one, thank you for the recommendation.
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