I have been in discussions with Eric Nehring of Sentec for about 2 months now, I would say that we are now in the final stages of this deal. I have imported by air freight a 6 foot viv and the CB 70 Iris tub Ball Python rack which are now
in Surrey Water Gardens and Pet Centre, Clandon Park, Surrey. I have done this to conduct important market research on these products and even though the air freight was nearly triple the price of these enclosures I felt that it was a price worth paying.
I have decided to use UK heat mats and stats for this product so this is the reason that I have not mentioned it before as we have been working very hard to get the conditions right which we now have. We have animals going in today. I will hope to have a full price list up in 2 weeks so please bear with me on this important issue. The pitfalls regarding importing goods like this are many ! but at least now I have some limited experience of international freight.
I have some pictures of the units in Surrey Water Gardens. Unfortunately my camera decided to pack in on me so I had to use my compact but they are not too bad.
Firstly we have the 6 foot Viv it is 18" high and 30' deep. Slam latch doors and a removal partition.
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We have heated it with Habistat Heat Mats and use a Habistat Pulse Stat. The lights are provided bt Sentec, are 230 V and are earthed.( we did replace the red tape with aluminum tape)
The CB70 Ball Python Rack with Iris Tubs
The Chrome Poll was fitted by us to provide security in the shop!
We have heated this with 5 heat mats. 2 (3foot by 11") down either side and a heat mat under the bottom tub. This unit is run on two habistat pulse stats.
Thank you for looking. I realise that prices are very much what people want to know and I am working very hard with Eric and my shipping agent to sort this out very soon. My first priority was to get this enclosures in and see what people think of them.