Advertisement So i am considering temporarily switching from a glass tank to a sterilite tub for my baby boa constrictor to solve some temperature problems i am having, since i don't yet have the money for a boaphile style enclosure. I was wondering if anyone can answer some of my questions regarding sterilite tubs. My main issue is heating, is it safe to put a heating pad underneath a plastic sterilite tub? I've also heard that even though boas are mostly nocturnal, they do need a light cycle and even a basking spot so they at least have the option to bask to aid in digestion. I've even been told that they can benefit from UV radiation. One solution i thought of is to cut a hole in the top of the sterilite tub and then glue screen material over the hole, then put the light over the screen as i do with my glass tank. Is this a good idea or not? Does anyone think it might not be necessary?