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Enclosure size

ilovebrachys

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Hi all, is a Komodo terrarium size 48cm long x 31cm wide x 18cm depth big enough for an adult t vagans ?
Sounds like a good size for a T. Vagans - they are great Ts :)
I'm not gonna lie... I had to have a giggle at your member name.. My dad's Irish so I know exactly what it means :D
 

m0lsx

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Much more than big enough. My adult Tliltocatl & Brachypelma are all in enclosures much smaller than that. Currently, how big is your Vagans?
Tarantulas sit & wait for their prey to pass them. So a big enclosure is not needed, in fact a big enclosure makes it harder for them to get the food we give them.
 

Pog mo thoin

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At the moment my t vagans is around 7-8cm and housed in a 25cm long x 18cm wide x 16cm depth, I'm just trying to plan ahead for a permanent enclosure .what size are your enclosures ?
 

ilovebrachys

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There's no set size you should keep them in but obviously depends on the size of the T.. For adults around 30cm by 30cm is ideal :)
 

ilovebrachys

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I'm looking at a smaller terrarium it's 39cm long X 25cm wide X 24.5 cm high ,do you reckon this is a better option ?
I can't see why not? :) just make sure your T has ample amount of sub, do the decor to how you'd like making sure it has a hide or two and a water dish and you are good to go :)
 

Konstantin

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Hi
I will not recommend the Komodo plastics.I have 5 of them.They scratch very easily.The lids are very soft and bending with ease.I had my LP 6-7 inch at the time damage a fang once and almost escaped out of it the second time.Caught her half way out.
Better look into glass enclosures.
Tropical factory uk has a 30x30x20 euro stile terrariums that will be ideal for a brachypelma but are being cheeky and glass only is out of stock while the setup one (substrate, cork...) which is £10 more expensive is in stock.
Regards Konstantin
 

m0lsx

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I have several of my T's in those Komodo enclosures. They are not the best available, but I have personally had no real issues with them. But they are not made to high standards, so sometimes have loose fitting lids etc. But nothing I find a big issue.

For a few £'s extra, at the most, Exo Terras Faunariums are a better enclosure. That is what I now buy. I am not sure if Swell post to Ireland or not, but they are where I buy my tanks from now.

https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/exo-terra-faunariums/
 

Pog mo thoin

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I have several of my T's in those Komodo enclosures. They are not the best available, but I have personally had no real issues with them. But they are not made to high standards, so sometimes have loose fitting lids etc. But nothing I find a big issue.

For a few £'s extra, at the most, Exo Terras Faunariums are a better enclosure. That is what I now buy. I am not sure if Swell post to Ireland or not, but they are where I buy my tanks from now.

https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/exo-terra-faunariums/
Thanks for the advice , can you tell me what size exi terra terrariums you have ?
 

m0lsx

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We have an Adult Female T Vagans & B hamorii, both of those came in Faunarium PT 2300 enclosures, which are 360 X 210 X 160. I also have a Juvi T blondi & a P cancerides in a PT2255 Faunarium enclosures. And a Juvi N incei gold in a Faunarium PT2250.

We also have a sub adult female T sabulosum which we brought in a smaller flat Faunarium, which I do not think is an Exo Terra. That mesures 25 X 15 X 16.

Another T purchased in its enclosure is a sub adult female B albiceps that came in a square enclosure that is 18 X 18 X 15. This is, I believe, a Swell multi box, enclosure. But it is one they no longer sell.
 

m0lsx

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I do have other Exo Terra glass enclosures. One is a tall arboreal, the other a large floor area enclosure U ise for my adult female T stirmi, two others are not in current use.
 

Pog mo thoin

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We have an Adult Female T Vagans & B hamorii, both of those came in Faunarium PT 2300 enclosures, which are 360 X 210 X 160. I also have a Juvi T blondi & a P cancerides in a PT2255 Faunarium enclosures. And a Juvi N incei gold in a Faunarium PT2250.

We also have a sub adult female T sabulosum which we brought in a smaller flat Faunarium, which I do not think is an Exo Terra. That mesures 25 X 15 X 16.

Another T purchased in its enclosure is a sub adult female B albiceps that came in a square enclosure that is 18 X 18 X 15. This is, I believe, a Swell multi box, enclosure. But it is one they no longer sel
I do have other Exo Terra glass enclosures. One is a tall arboreal, the other a large floor area enclosure U ise for my adult female T stirmi, two others are not in current use.
Hi, I'm going to get the pt2300 thanks again for your advice
 

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