Reptile Enclosure Size Recommendations
- Ackie Monitor: Minimum 5x2.5x4, preferred 6x2x3
- African Fat Tailed Gecko: Minimum 3x2x17"
- Anole: Minimum 2x2x3, suitable for multiple anoles
- Ball Python: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3 - Click Here for our dedicated Ball Python products page
- Bearded Dragon: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3 or 8x4x4
- Black Throat Monitor: Minimum 7x5x5
- Blue Tongue Skink: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x2
- Boa Constrictor: Minimum 6x2x3, preferred 8x4x4
- Bull snake: Minimum 4x2x2
- Burmese Python: It is best to designate a room in your home for these giant snakes (see below).
- California King Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
- Carpet Python: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3
- Corn Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
- Crested Gecko: Minimum 2x2x3
- Crocodile Skink: Minimum 3x2x18"
- Dart Frog: Minimum 3x2x18" for multiple frogs
- Dumerils Boa: Minimum 6x2x3, preferred 8x4x4
- Fire Skink: Minimum 2x2x3, preferred 4x2x2
- Gargoyle Gecko: Minimum 2x2x3
- Garter Snake: Minimum 3x2x2, preferred 4x2x2
- Green Anaconda: It is best to designate a room in your home, with a large pond for the Worlds biggest, mostly aquatic snakes (see below).
- Green Iguana: Minimum 8x4x6, preferred 12x6x6
- Green Tree Python: Minimum 3x2x3
- Hognose Snake: Minimum 3x2x17", preferred 3x2x2
- Jackson's Chameleon: Minimum 2x2x4
- Kenyan Sand Boa: Minimum 3x2x2
- Leaf-Tailed Gecko: Minimum 2x2x4
- Leopard Gecko: Minimum 3x2x17"
- Mexican Black King Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
- Milk Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
- Monkey Tailed Skink: Minimum 4x2x5
- Mourning Gecko: Minimum 2x2x3, suitable for multiple geckos
- Panther Chameleon: Minimum 2x2x4
- Rainbow Boa: Minimum 4x2x2
- Rat Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
- Red Eye Tree Frog: Minimum 2x2x3
- Redfoot Tortoise: Minimum 8x4 (Tortoise Table)
- Reticulated Python: It is best to designate a room in your home for the Worlds longest snakes (see below).
- Rosy Boa: Minimum 3x2x2
- Russian Tortoise: Minimum 8x4 (Tortoise Table)
- Savannah Monitor: Minimum 8x4x4
- Sudan Plated Lizard: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3
- Sulcata Tortoise: These tortoises grow to be up to 3ft long and 150 lbs. It is best to have a large yard for these reptiles and a space in the winter depending on climate.
- Super Dwarf Reticulated: Minimum 8x4x4, preferred 8x4x6
- Argentine Tegu Minimum 8x4x4
- Colombian Tegu Minimum 6x3x3
- Uromastyx: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x2
- Veiled Chameleon: Minimum 3x2x4 (available very soon)
- Water Monitor: It is best to designate a room, with a large pond area in your home for these giant monitors (see below).
- Whites Tree Frog: Minimum 2x2x3
- Woma Python: Minimum 4x2x2
Giant Snakes and Reptiles
For giant snakes like the Reticulated Python (the longest snake in the world), Burmese Pythons, African Rock Pythons and Green Anacondas by just following simple pet guidelines for snakes of length, plus width to equal the full length of the snake, you could be looking at an enclosure that is up to 20ft L X 6ft W X 8ft H. Males of course are typically smaller, but still require an extremely large enclosure. To this day, we have yet to see extremely large, free standing enclosures that are not built into a room or what seems to be the most popular for keeping this species; is to have a partitioned area of a room or basement, which is considerably more practical, much safer and can be done for far less cost.
Because of this, we do not make anything that is suitable for these giant snakes that could be constructed and shipped to you for assembly. We do believe a room conversion or partition is the best way to suitably house them, for all of the reasons above.
If you are needing help on the construction, please let us know as we can help with backgrounds, décor, logs, rocks, ledges etc. as we have extensive experience in this area with the various zoo’s we have worked with.
The Federation Of British Herpetologists (FBH) - UK Caging Standards
The British have a long history of sharing their lives with their pets and the keepers of reptiles and amphibians are no exception. It is estimated that there are now more pet reptiles than pet dogs in the UK and more than one million people keeping reptiles or amphibians in their homes. Many are members of herpetological clubs and societies.
Headed and supported by specialist and experienced herpetologists from across Britain the FBH exists to promote and support the responsible keeping of reptiles and amphibians. The FBH is an umbrella organization to which the majority of herpetological societies are affiliated and it represents the largest collective of experienced amateur and professional keepers in the UK.
For the new FBH Code of Practice for Recommended Minimum Enclosure Sizes - Click Here