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    Heavier water bowl

    Can anyone recommend a heavier water bowl? My mystic ghost is spilling water everywhere which is making the humidity really high. I have the petsmart brand one now. Thanks!


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    Have you tried thrift stores? I've gotten some terrific bowls (cheap!) that are great for snakes, with flat bottoms that won't tip. Not usually pet bowls, btw-
    and I've been known to raid my own kitchen too, for a glass casserole or a vintage mint-green mixing bowl that my snakes are now enjoying. Just look thru
    where they sell mis-matched dishes & baking dishes. Moving & Garage sales might also have suitable dishes, but I do far better in thrift stores because they
    have a lot more stuff all in one place.

    In past years I had some bowls, very heavy stoneware/ceramic that were made for pets...the kind that are sort of peanut-butter color on the outside, very
    thick sides, and blue interiors (they were kinda pricey I think, & made in various sizes)...but honestly, I like my current glass bowls much better. One of my
    snakes even has a very fancy salad bowl (make to look like expensive cut crystal) but I'm quite sure he's not impressed, lol. (it was only a buck or so)

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    I use Dollar Store melamine cat and dog bowls. They are cheap ($1) and the base is wider than the top so they don't get tipped easily.

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    Re: Heavier water bowl

    Itís never actually tipped over. I donít really understand how he does it. Thereís just always water all around it.


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    Re: Heavier water bowl

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    Itís never actually tipped over. I donít really understand how he does it. Thereís just always water all around it.


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    Probably soaking in it when you aren't looking, making it over-flow..."sneaky sneks"!

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    Re: Heavier water bowl

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    Probably soaking in it when you aren't looking, making it over-flow..."sneaky sneks"!
    I guess so. Maybe all I need is a taller bowl. Is too much humidity going to hurt them? Ive heard mixed opinions on that.


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    Re: Heavier water bowl

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    I guess so. Maybe all I need is a taller bowl. Is too much humidity going to hurt them? Ive heard mixed opinions on that.


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    IF he's soaking...are you SURE there's no mites???

    Maybe a larger bowl is what you need...don't fill it so full & it won't over-flow. Sometimes my big Florida rat snakes like a bath (they're the ones with the biggest bowls)
    and & have to laugh, they'll totally submerge with just their nose at the surface.

    Hard to answer about "excess humidity"-?

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    Then you may have a crack somewhere in your bowl. This is especially more common with cheap ceramic bowls or plastic bowls (After long use). I had litter boxes and pans, and ceramic dog bowls leaking but I could never find the source. The dog bowls came from Dollar Tree. It was better to toss it out and get a new one.

    Bowls meant for people use last much longer or ceramic or glass bowls sold for cats.

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    It's not always about heavy they can be light too but the base has to be right

    Here is what I use with all my adult including 3500 to 4000+ females when it comes to light water dishes https://www.dollartree.com/large-bla...g-bowls/186277 for heavy ones I use those https://www.chewy.com/ethical-pet-st...Bowls%20Diners

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    Re: Heavier water bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    IF he's soaking...are you SURE there's no mites???

    Maybe a larger bowl is what you need...don't fill it so full & it won't over-flow. Sometimes my big Florida rat snakes like a bath (they're the ones with the biggest bowls)
    and & have to laugh, they'll totally submerge with just their nose at the surface.

    Hard to answer about "excess humidity"-?
    I mean not 100% sure as Iíve never seen them but I donít see any little black dots and Iíve never seen him soak either.


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