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    Re: Keeping the lid of a tub securely closed?

    I went to the dollar tree when i was using tubs i bought ornament hangers the ones u use for hanging christmas tree bulbs. i then drilled hole between the top of the lid and in the edge of the tub where they connect and put them through and twisted it shut. that seemed to be pretty sturdy worth a try

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    Re: Keeping the lid of a tub securely closed?

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    I went to the dollar tree when i was using tubs i bought ornament hangers the ones u use for hanging christmas tree bulbs. i then drilled hole between the top of the lid and in the edge of the tub where they connect and put them through and twisted it shut. that seemed to be pretty sturdy worth a try

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    This reminded me that I've seen someone use leash clips in the past, through holes in the edge of the tub where the lid connects, in the same way you do. I think this is a good idea.

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    Re: Keeping the lid of a tub securely closed?

    I saw luggage straps at the store the other day that looked like they'd work just like tie downs, except easier to operate.

    They were 2" or so thick nylon straps with big plastic buckles and adjusters. If you got them nice and snug and clipped them on, it may be easier to use than tie downs. (I know it would be for me... I can never get tie downs to work on the first try) Or even just less extra material.

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    Re: Keeping the lid of a tub securely closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    This reminded me that I've seen someone use leash clips in the past, through holes in the edge of the tub where the lid connects, in the same way you do. I think this is a good idea.
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    its the latches

    So this recently happened to me! lol
    I recently moved to Big Bear, Ca(cold climate) up from Ontario, Ca. (warm climate)
    I swithched all my snakes to tubs from glass tanks. i plan on housing more and tub is more efficient.
    anywho, i always clean my tubs every few days and one day i came home and i noticed my Banana/Pastel was out of her enclosure.
    so i immediately checked my Wall Heater, Water heater and under the rack itself. Not there!
    so i went straight to the Fridge lol peek underneath Lo and Behold i was looking into the eyes of.........a comfortable snake lol

    I couldnt figure out HOW in the world she did it, i know for a fact i locked my tubs. Well i live in a resort town and have visitors all the time, so my cousins came up for the weekend and while everyone was up late watching tv we heard a loud pop and didnt know what it was! Then out of nowhere i see my bananas head reaching out towards my tv stand.

    i put her back in and locked the tub, then i started watching. so this is how she did it. She slides up into the handle of the tub. its almost like a perch for her she get the bulk of her body in the handle and pushes. the plastic lid actually flexes.
    she does this over and over and over until the latch pops off. once it does the bulk of her body holds the lid open and she notices and tries to escape.
    now my mojave female has learned this trick and she does it.
    I had to go to DIY home improvement and buy some small but really some clamps. cost about $1 a piece.
    they cannot move those things to save their lives now. so were good.

    i just wanted to tell you how theyre doing it! And once they learn itll keep happening. ill try to get a video of it later.
    but if your using a longer but shorter tub id imagine its just as easy for flex theyre bodies in the shorter tubs.

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    I've done this in the past. it def works. I used a soldering iron to make the holes. It's pretty solid. In the back I use thick zip ties to make hinges..

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