"I got my Boaphile
plastics from you at Daytona this summer and they are working GREAT
I used to get escapee's before but haven't had one since (in the
Boaphiles anyway!) They hold humidity great and haven't put up one
problem for me! Now just gotta save up and get more!! My snakes
love them and never refuse a meal EVER! Amazing how much of a different
a cage can do eh? I have a ball python that doesn't have a Boaphile
(and is a lil to big for the Boaphile rack I have) but whenever
he goes off feed I just put him in it for about a week and poof...
instant feeder! Oh ya I love the breeding video you got some
Just wanted to tell
John Peckham [Boaguy12@redtailboa.net]
I received my snake boxes today! They arrived quickly and in perfect
shape - you guys do a fantastic job of securing them for shipment.
The blanket boxes are just as I imagined them to be, and I am going
to hurry up and log off so I can finish setting them up!
Thanks for all your
"A VERY PLEASED
Received the rack. I am sure we will do more business & definitely
I will refer you to others.
Bill S. - N. Central
"Good for you. It is a sector of the market that has really
been neglected. The attitude has always been, buy this, even though
it isn't what you want or go make something yourself. I wish you
all the best. You have done your homework and are willing to
put in the time. You deserve to reap the rewards. "
Thanks again for the racks and the extra shoeboxes! They are definitely
serving my needs! Excellent craftsmanship! I am very pleased!
"I arrived home on Wednesday afternoon, and there were two
very large boxes sitting on my doorstep. It was the packaging for
my new Boaphile Plastics tanks for my python. I must say, after
opening them up and removing the 4,000 pounds of bubble wrap
and masking tape ;), I was quite impressed with the quality of your
product. I highly doubt there is a comparable product to yours on
the market. The materials are both lightweight and strong, and
the fit and finish is superb. They were of even better quality than
I anticipated. I must admit I was a little leery about ordering
another cage from the internet. The last product I purchased was
from ----- -- ------. The product was horrible, and the service
was even worse. Your enthusiasm for your product is what drew me
to it. You have always been quick to answer any questions and requests,
and I would highly recommend your product and your company to anyone
interested. After I get it all set up, I will get some pictures
of it to send to you. Perhaps they will be good enough shots to
include on your website. Just don't discriminate against the pictures
because there is a python instead of a boa in them. ;)
I'm sure I will be
calling on you again when I expand Gemini's housing.
Thanks for a great
"Hey, I just
love your work I have bred many boas, And I just want to compliment
you on your success. Here in Chicago were I live every body knows
me because I sold them there wonderful and beautiful pet boas. But
I make sure the commitment their taking when they get a pet boa.
Anyways good luck in the boa business I could see you are doing
just fine. "
Yes, everything arrived in excellent shape and I'm very pleased
with the rack. I'm looking forward to buying some more of your
racks when the money allows.
Thanks again-" Mike
"Jeff and Morti,
Just to let you know I received all four cages Friday morning. All
four look great and got here much faster then I ever expected them
to. Thank you very much for sending them quickly.
I should be placing another order for (3) 421D cages, (4) 221D by
the end of July. I don't think you would need notice for these cages
but I thought I would run it by you anyways. I'm also very eager
to get into the arboreal cages too but I'll wait for Morti to email
me about them.
Thanks again for you time and patience, I greatly appreciate it
and I wish you both the best of luck this season."
now my mind is at ease. I appreciate the quick shipping on the covers.
You know how exciting it is to get an overnight package. I thought,
"Gee, isn't that great? Jeff sent me free snakes along with
the cages - what a great deal!" lol The cages look great, and
I can hardly wait to get them set up and filled with deserving inhabitants.
Take care, and keep up the great work - the love shines through."
I have to say that I love the Racks!!!!!! Our Ball Pythons love
them so much that a few decided to even eat in their new apartments,
he he. Something we've been trying to do in the glass cages
for a while. Thanks a lot for taking care of our order so quickly.
We will probably be ordering some corner cages soon.... I could
not be happier with the service, quality, and speed with which you
took care of our order. We don't even mind if they get vacation
time in Cannon Falls on the way here before they start the work
Thanks Again, Tom
Sorry I don't participate much in discussions these days....I'm
two weeks from starting my 4th (and final year) of veterinary school
and it's CRAZY busy. I know I've left some of you (Bobby, Jeff H.,
Warren,...others) hangin' on correspondence and I apologize. I promise
I'll try to catch up and also try to get those pictures taken/posted
of some of the animals we occasionally talk about. I've been so
busy I even declined Jeff Ronne's (very public) invitation to moderate
his "arboreal boa think tank" at his website. Anyway,
I wanted to pass on my initial impressions on some Boaphile cages
I just purchased in case any of you are interested.
First, I have to come clean on something........................I
own a couple of snakes that.....well,.....that live on the GROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've tried to keep it a secret, because I can't find a "Twelve-Step"
program that can help me!!! Anyway, kidding aside, I wanted to post
my evaluation of my first Boaphile cages....read on if you're interested.
As many of you may know, Jeff Ronne and I know each other from a
past long before he started soliciting our opinions/input regarding
his arboreal cage project. While I can't wait to see what he comes
up with for our arboreal critters, I did have need to purchase some
of his existing style of cages. I have never used his cages until
now. I have used many Neodesha style cages (Both arboreal and terrestrial),
home-made cages and glass tanks in the past and REALLY wanted to
try something new. I also wanted to get a look at these Boaphile
cages "in the flesh" so I could get an idea of the craftsmanship
and quality before I get a bunch of arboreal Boaphile cages when
they become available. While I have no doubt in Jeff's craftsmanship
or integrity, I still wanted to get a look at a real Boaphile cage.
Well, they arrived yesterday and I was REALLY impressed!!!!! They
are all Jeff claims them to be. They are remarkably lightweight,
WAY sturdy and professional looking!! I purchased two of the
stackable 4'x2'x1' (LxWxH) "classic" style that have a
lip around the bottom to facilitate under-the-cage heating (i.e.
Flex-watt) the only "extra" I requested was an interior
fluorescent light. The light fixture is not visible from the front,
but illuminates the cage. I do wish the light were a little brighter,
but I think a larger light inside the cage may add a little too
much heat. This is not a big deal; I just wanted to point it out.
These Boaphile cages appear to be really well planned. For
example, there is a recessed lip on the front access opening to
achieve a clean functional overlap of the door panel and the cage
where the latches lock. Also, the front access is cut from the front
panel, thus achieving a "litter-dam" for those of us that
like to use mulch substrates and don't want it interfere with the
door function or fall out every time we open the door. The joints
where the panels meet are tight, clean and smooth. The panels themselves
are thick and sturdy. I will have to ask Jeff how exactly he "welds"
the seams where the panels meet. These cages look like they will
have NO problem holding up to cleaning and moving around. I
really can't tell you guys how solid these cages feel and yet so
light weight I can carry one under each arm (I don't know why I
would do this....I'm just trying to make a point.) I plan on getting
my boa constrictors moved in today. I will keep everybody posted
on the functional aspects of these cages as I use them.
Anyway, just wanted to throw this out there for anybody that might
be interested..... I think Jeff is still developing his arboreal
line of cages so if anybody still has input, toss it out there.
I can say I have never really been 100% happy with the arboreal
caging systems I've used and I'm looking forward to new products
whenever they become available."
"Thanks so much
Jeff! You answered all my questions and still went out of your way
to do for me what you explained. There goes that great customer
service again. You make it too enjoyable to do business with you.
Why wouldn't anybody? Hopefully I will get it at the new address,
if not I now know when to look out for it and where. I'll confirm
arrival. Thanks again!" Joe
"It was waiting on my doorstep last night after work. I'm really
happy with it. My animals must have crawled around in that thing
all night. They were all still moving around this morning. Let
me just say you do quite a job packing those things. It took me
thirty min. just to set it up (not a scratch on it though!). Anyway,
thanks a lot and keep me posted on your offspring!" Matt
"Received my new cages on Thursday!!! My set up...your cages
being no small part...is now complete (that is until I need more
of your four footers!).
I want you to know how happy I've been w / your service and product
and you have a very happy and loyal customer.
Thank you again,"
I can not tell
you enough how impressed I am with the quality of this rack.
I hope to do business with you again in the future. Thank you!!!!!
I got the 2 cages today. They far exceeded my expectations. I
already set them up. I'll be getting some more soon. Thanks for
"Hey. I got your cage in the mail. The craftsmanship is
amazing! It's a very nice cage. I wanted to thank you and may
we do business again in the future."
I may not agree with many things you've said on the forums, but
as a man I have to congratulate you on the great job you've done
building those cages and racks. I have not used them, so I cannot
comment first hand on their quality, but they seem to be very versatile
and effective. Great design. Congrats on a very good job."
"Hey I got the
cage today! It's great. Thanx a lot."
Hello. My name is Will and I went to the Tampa show and I picked
up two of your 4X2X1 plastic cages. I just wanted to tell you
they are awesome. They stack on each other with no problem, heating
is superbly easily, and they keep the humidity great. I just wanted
to tell you are doing a great job and keep up the work."
That is one impressive
cage! Big and beautiful. I wish my kitchen cabinets were built with
that kind of craftsmanship. Really nice! The two-tone in particular
really looks classy. In a major coup, my wife has even agreed
to let me keep it upstairs.
We've aired it out
a few days now, and it's lost that new glue odor. I think we're
ready to receive our little boa friend any time now. Just E mail
or call first to be sure we'll be home to take delivery. (We don't
have plans to go anywhere in the next week or so).
Thanks again, Jeff.
The cage is really cool, thoughtfully designed, well built, and
much nicer than I honestly anticipated.
We're all looking
forward to hearing from you soon,"
ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT YOUR CAGES, RACK, SHOE BOXES, SWEATER BOXS,
IS AWSOME, WOW,!!!!!!! YOUR CAGES & RACKS SPEAK FOR THEM
SELFS, JUST PURE GENIUS BUT YOU KNOW THAT ALLREADY, LOL LOL,
AND ALL CAGES & RACKS ARE AT A GOOD PRICE, THOUGHT THEY WOULD
BE HIGHER IN PRICE. THEY ARE AWSOME, GOT A BIG THUMS UP FROM
ME. KEEP UP THE AWSOME WORK.
YOUR FINE LINE BOAS
ARE * SAHWEEET * THEY ARE AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I`D REALY LIKE TO
GET 1 OR 2 OF YOUR AWSOME WHITE COL.BOAS,
THINK YOU WILL HAVE ANY THIS YEAR, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.
ANYWAY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR CAGES & BOAS MADE MY DAY
I installed the radiant
heat pads yesterday in two of my 'Jeff' cages! They were easy to
work with to say the least. I used a soldering iron (1/4 tip) and
just went around in a circle to make the 'hole' big enough.
I then 'installed'
a large captive bred Madagascar ground boa and left rack in office
to the wonderment of the 'crew', some of which won't come in anymore.
Ground Boa seems very comfortable and not crowded anymore, he was
rotated between a 4 foot vision cage and a slide box. Now he has
his own home. I also noticed that he was at the cool end of the
enclosure and I had the temperature set at 85, but in your boxes
they seem to hold heat and I turned him down to 82 and I noticed
that he spread out at the lower temperature. I would say that these
will be easy to heat due to the 'almost' one piece construction
and low ceiling.
Pretty exciting about
the smaller boxes. I have old Sandmars that I would love to dump,
and the boxes were special made and can't be had anymore. The EZ
heat tape has died and I'm now nursing the boxes so they don't crack.
Pretty sad, because they are my first racks and I don't want to
get rid of them. I'm crying now <grin>!
Well, my letter reads
like a 'Dear Abby'...so take no offense "Oh wise one",
and I will look forward to seeing 'colors' and smaller cages!
"Mr. Ronne, Hi! This is John W. I just wanted to tell you how
much I like the enclosure I bought from you at the Streamwood Show
last Sunday. What a pleasure it was to be able to handle the cage
so easily. I sat it up on top of another cage I have and put a heating
pad under one end. Inside I put a water bowl over the heating pad
and also a water bowl for the animal to drink from on the other
end. I put a thermometer with and indoor outdoor feature along with
humidity read out in on the cool end and put the outdoor lead on
the warm end. The humidity immediately rose to about 70% and
the heating pad on low maintains the heat just fine. I believe the
SuperSalmon Hypo I keep in the cage is more at ease in the black
interior and has the clear door for light and a view of the
world. Anyway, I just wanted you to know how pleased I am and hope
to be able to house all my boas in these enclosures as money permits.
Thanks again." John Willis
Just looked at the
photo's and those cages are gorgeous!! I will want more and hope
to get them before you are so booked up for years with orders!
Looking forward to
getting them and thanks for the cart, I'm pretty excited and I know
my Boas are going to be 'really' happy to get out of the dumpy ------'s."
"Jeff, I picked up my cages yesterday and brought them home.
I could not be happier, they look great!
"Thanks for the e-mail.... The cages are great!!!! They
stack very well.... and are very light weight...