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    Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

    My BPs getting bigger and stronger he pushes around all the stuff in the viv leaving it in a bit of a mess including the hides (not the water bowl), I use plastic dome hides because they’re easier to clean but open to using different ones that have a bit of weight to them. Need some ideas for stuff to go in there, things that are heavy enough to not get pushed about.



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    Re: Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

    I actually just put a concrete block and it has a perfect large hole in the middle of it for him to hang out and he can also climb on it, but not small enough that I can't retrieve him. He seems to like it a lot. I made sure to hose it off well before use, and I put some books under the glass of the enclosure directly under the block to take the stress off the glass, because it's so heavy. But my snake definitely can't move it!
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    Re: Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

    I have a pile of cut granite I was thinking of doing something with. They are heavy enough that I don't think they can move them. Maybe make a cave stacking some
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    All of my snakes bulldoze anything in their cage. They don't move the water now, since it ceramic. Everything else is fair game lol.

    You can buy sandstone hides but snakes tend to outgrow them fairly quickly and can get expensive. Plus you need to smooth the inside since they have sharp and points edges.
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    Just make sure that if you put heavier objects in the enclosure, there is no way for them to be tipped over and fall on the snake. Bricks are pretty safe, but other things may be less stable and really cause injury.
    Our familiy: Noodle the albino ratsnake; Spot the Banana BP, Lucy the massive pinstripe BP, Harold the panther chameleon, Poppy the hedgehog, Bob and Ross the beta fish, Maya the dog, Max and Momo the cats, Tauntaun the Light Brahma Chicken (lives at the high school barn), two teenagers, and a very nice partner, all well-loved and cared for.

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    Re: Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

    My current setup with the block

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    Re: Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

    Quote Originally Posted by FollowTheSun View Post
    Just make sure that if you put heavier objects in the enclosure, there is no way for them to be tipped over and fall on the snake. Bricks are pretty safe, but other things may be less stable and really cause injury.
    I’ve got a fake plant in there, ones with a little base he knocks it down every night.
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    Re: Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

    I’ve had to take the fake plants that you’d use as a background down, they just fall down because of his weight I tried mini cable ties & would still fall.
    If you use them how do you manage to keep them up?


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    Re: Need some ideas for ‘decorations’

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    All of my snakes bulldoze anything in their cage. They don't move the water now, since it ceramic. Everything else is fair game lol.

    You can buy sandstone hides but snakes tend to outgrow them fairly quickly and can get expensive. Plus you need to smooth the inside since they have sharp and points edges.
    Ye I’ve seen those hides I don’t really want to risk it. I used one of those cave hides that has two parts when I first got him. Like most (I hope) my bp sleeps in a flat coil an hasn’t outgrown the plastic one yet just wanted to see/know what others use as hides (ones that can’t be pushed about).


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    Some are just cage-wreckers. The fake plants just lie there and she sometimes pushes them around. Sometimes they are in totally different places in the morning but that's okay-- those are his"toys" and gives him something to do. I also have that real potted plant, pictured above, which is great for humidity. So far he has not been able to move it. I have it wedged between the dog dish and the brick and the hide. Although he loves to crawl through the leaves and is slowly smooshing it. I have another one on standby so I can rotate them out as they need to recover. LOL!

    As he grows I'll probably have to adjust again, but part of the fun is occasionally changing things around slightly. He notices right away and then has to check it out.
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