View Full Version : Will this harm my Burmese?

07-09-2009, 08:13 PM
I am finishing up a new cage for my albino burmese and wanting to paint the inside of the cage with ProClassic paint from Sherwin Williams. Will this be harmful to the burmese at all after it completely dries and de-fumes and everything? MSDS below

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07-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Usually paint that is inteneded for kids rooms is pretty safe. Which is what I would recommend unless you want to go with something intended for herps then you could use could check this stuff out.


Comes in several colors including clear but it's kinda pricey.I wouldn't pay that myself,and I've buildt many enclosures myself and used different stuff and have come to realize snakes aren't as sensitive as some may lead you to believe.Long story short,I would say if the stuff is dry and fully cured before they are exposed to it, you should be good.

07-10-2009, 02:03 PM
Good... because i literaly just got back from buying the paint... It was like $50~ a gallon but with my discount i got the paint, roller, grids, etc... all for $36... wood was free, got some free plexi glass too... so i should have a pretty dang nice 8ft X 4ft X 4ft cage for under $50, that'll work!

07-10-2009, 03:09 PM
Im just speaking from experience here, but you may be able to save yourself some time and space for another enclosure,but 4 ft is a lot higher than you will need for a Burm.I used to build my enclosures high and put shelves in and all that stuuff to,but truth be told, they just don't use it.Once they get above a certain weight,which won't take long, they're just not real inclined to move around and climb stuff. When I used to build mine that way I never saw them use it, so I started making them shorter to be able to get more enclosures in the same space.The 8 x4 floor space is perfect though, they will make use of that regularly. Including when they poop! HAHAHA

07-10-2009, 04:25 PM
Yeah, I was thinking it was high but the wood is already 8X4 so i won't have to cut anything and that will actualy save me more time... basicaly I am just painting 4) 8'x4' piece and 2) 4'x4' piece and "ploppoing" them together. only thing i will have to cut is the 2"x2" for the corners (something to screw into) and whatever i decide to do for the door... probably have the door be like 6'x3' with a 2-3 windows 12"x18" windows...

IDK, that part will come after i have the blank box ready...