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Old 10-29-19, 08:08 PM
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Self-heating (propane?) Terrarium so snake doesn't die during winter power outag

Seriously considering getting a snake but with me being out of town for stretches at a time, roommates out for weekends, and power outages all too frequent I'd be more comfortable with a terrarium that ran off a propane tank as the heat source rather than electricity.
Can't find one online, anyone know of one or another option (assuming no one's home when the power goes out)?
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Old 10-29-19, 08:18 PM
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You aren't going to find a basic automatic propane heater. You could look into a vented wall heater. If you wanted it to run with no power (power failure) it would probably be a standing pilot unit. You could be looking at well over a grand.
Old 10-30-19, 01:14 AM
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I have to agree, the vented wall heater is your best bet. I'd actually suggest that perhaps a snake may not be the best pet, if you and your roommates are gone for long stretches at a time...they take more care than most folks need. But, if you're sure you definitely want one, be sure that you do sort out the heating and also probably go with a more mature snake that has a set eating habit, so you have something to base your feeding schedule from.
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If you travel frequently and for long periods I would even say it's not fair to the animal to have any pet.
Old 10-30-19, 05:29 AM
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I also agree.
Our family has gone through a wide variety of pets but since the kids left our lifestyle would make us too irresponsible to care for a pet.
The ony one we think we could handle is a pet rock.

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