4'x2'x2' PVC Panel Ball Python Enclosure by Zen Habitats
Pre-order now for anticipated delivery in late September/early October.
Bamboo Printed Composite PVC Panels
Durable – our composite PVC has minimal bowing due to age, weight, or heat (superior to standard PVC)
4’x2’x2’ – 120 gallon equivalent
Humidity levels from 0% to 100% depending on need
Supports UTH (Under Tank Heating)
Front sliding / removable acrylic doors for easy access
Galvanized steel screen with support bars for security and multiple lighting options
Substrate Shield included (but optional) for those with loose substrate
Humidity Shield included (but optional) for top screen keeps humidity high while allowing for ventilation
3 year warranty*
The 4'x2'x2' PVC Panel Ball Python Enclosure by Zen Habitats is great for ball pythons and other reptiles that require a low to high humidity environment. Zen Habitats Reptile Enclosure uses 1” anodized aluminum, bamboo printed PVC panels, front sliding/removable acrylic doors, a galvanized steel screen top, additional top humidity shield to retain humidity, and a 6" substrate shield (to keep loose substrate in the habitat when the door is open). The steel screen top includes screen support bars and wire grommets to give you the flexibility to install your lighting fixtures inside or outside the enclosure.
Why the 4’x2’x2’ Zen Habitats Ball Python Enclosures?
Large enclosures – 120-gallon equivalent. Many reptiles thrive when given room to run, jump, and climb. 4’x2’x2’ reptile enclosures are 3 times larger than 40 gallon breeder tanks.
Non-reflective surfaces reduce anxiety. Most reptiles are territorial and do not like their own reflections.
Front-sliding doors minimize stress when approaching your pet. Many reptiles and amphibians have a parietal eye which helps them spot aerial predators. A lot of reptile tanks open from the top - approaching from above can cause stress for your pet.
Bamboo printed composite PVC panels for up to 100% humidity. Allows for a high humidity environment without the disadvantages of glass aquariums.
Humidity Shield helps retain humidity while providing ventilation.Optional 36" sheet of acrylic that lays on top of the screen to help control humidity.
Substrate Shield included. All Zen Habitats come with an optional substrate shield for those who use loose substrate.
Lightweight – Only 46 lbs. fully assembled.
Easy to assemble – A rubber mallet sometimes helps.
Also great for:
Corn - King Snakes
Frogs and amphibians
Many other lizards, snakes and tortoises that thrive in high humidity environments.
Great alternative for the following size aquariums/terrariums: 33 gallon, 37 gallon, 38 gallon, 40 gallon, 45 gallon, 50 gallon, 55 gallon, 65 gallon, 75 gallon, 90 gallon, 120 gallon
BEST EVER! --ASSEMBLY--
PROS: Assembly can be easily done by one person without any tools in a short amount of time. Zen Habitats provides videos on their website that show the proper order to follow to assemble without any issues. It is totally worth it to follow along with the video when doing the assembly. Stickers have been added to the front frame pieces to prevent incorrect assembly.
CONS/TIP (This isn't really a CON but more like HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TIP): Once assembled you cannot easily take the pieces apart and fix an incorrect insertion. There are parts that have to be in certain places. I thought it would be super simple to just look at the parts and put it together (even with the new stickers). It is possible but it is much easier just to follow the video. The videos point out obvious but easily overlooked things like the position of the panel pattern, the fact the screen slides INTO the structure rather than resting on top, and the easiest order in which to connect the frame pieces.
TIP: Using a rubber mallet makes assembly easier and faster. When attaching the substrate barrier (if you decide to use it) apply the special tape to the barrier piece very close to the edge, then insert it into the house. I found it very awkward to try to apply the tape to the frame. Extra tape isn't provided so you can't mess up and redo it.
BEST EVER! ---VISUAL APPEAL---
I love everything about these enclosures. I have 3 of the PVC version (purchased Oct 2019) and 2 of the Bamboo version (purchased in 2018). Bamboo version: great for arid setups; PVC version: great for higher humidity and/or bioactive setups. Everything else about them is the same in my opinion. I own bearded dragons, leopard geckos, Sudan plated lizard and a uromastyx.
PROS: These habitats are visually VERY pleasing. I love the modular sleek design. I don't have a particularly modern house and they still harmonize with my decor. This sleekness draws the eye to my pet rather than the enclosure. I also love how much of the interior is visible since there is just the metal frame and plexi doors. I use a 36" T5 high-output strip light with 2 bulbs and it looks like a zoo exhibit. Even my non-reptile friends are drawn over to look at it!
CONS: The plexi is fairly easily scratched by the bearded dragons, but not by the other reptiles. Plexi in general is easily scratched by the wrong cleaning method as well so read up on it. I have minimized the visual impact of the scratches by buffing them with PlexiGlass scratch remover. In the future I am going to use a buffer attachment for my drill with the compound to try to make them even less visible. I replaced the plexi with glass for my beardies only and the cost is about $30 per habitat.
I have always had glass tanks so this was a bit of a change for me. My animals need 80% humidity and temps around 78F (25.5c), and no heat lamp, only UTH. Zen Habitats offered great customer service before I purchased answering my many questions about the tank. It was easy to put together, and with minimal modifications has been perfect for my animals so far. It has given them the extra space I wanted, and also looks really nice sitting in my living room. Was a win all around and I am really glad I found this company.
Just received new pvc 4x2x2 setup. Assembly was super easy. Took me about 15 minutes. Haven't set up my beardie in it yet. Will wait for the weekend. Fabricating her furniture for new set up. Also want to get the lighting and temperature right before I move her in. Will submit another review when everything is complete