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    Homemade Hide

    I just wanted to share this with yall. I was wanting to change the tank around for my 9 month old normal. I like switching things up for him every now and again. Today I took a 2 liter soda bottle, cut the neck out of it and cut a larger whole in the side. I put a cardboard tube in the neck and taped it up really good and left about 6 sticking out. After making sure there was no sharp edges I filled it sphagum moss and buried it in one corner of his tank. I checked on him tonight and hes inside the bottle with his head in the tube lol. Im gonna try to share a picture if I can its just at a difficult angle to see inside. It might not be something amazing for my to look at. I mean it just a big hump in the substrate with a hole leading to it lol but he seems to be liking it. Just thought I would share this , thanks.

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    Tape should never ever be used inside of a reptile enclosure. It ends up sticking to your snake after a while, with disastrous results.

    https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...LL-caresheets!

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    Re: Homemade Hide

    Its nowhere that he can get to it. I have it wrapped and covered to make it virtually impossible for him to get to it. Thanks for the advice and concern.

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    Re: Homemade Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Damien79 View Post
    It’s nowhere that he can get to it. I have it wrapped and covered to make it virtually impossible for him to get to it. Thanks for the advice and concern.
    FYI, that was good advice from bcr229- Humidity causes tape to loosen, then it can stick to the snake, & then when they get over or under their heat source, it becomes
    "hot-glued" to their scales. Don't say you weren't warned...this happened w/ one of my snakes many years ago, & obviously to others as well. Seemed impossible, but trust me, it's not.
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 04-01-2020 at 12:48 AM.
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    The tape will inevitably fall off. Do your snake a favor and remove it BEFORE anything bad happens.
    Cool idea, though. Homemade hides can be awesome as long as you do them right.

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    Re: Homemade Hide

    Hi,

    Just to agree with the previous posters - tape ALWAYS comes loose in the environmental conditions inside a snake endclosure. And it always ends up stuck to the snake.

    You can look at this 2 ways;

    I had what I think is a good idea and people who have KEPT THEM FOR 20 YEARS PLUS are poo-pooing your innovation.

    Or,

    I had what I thought was a good idea and people with 20 years plus tried to help me avoid problems based on their experience.

    Totally your call on what to do about it - and we will even help you when the manure hits the air circulation device.

    But do a search for all the help threads first.


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    Re: Homemade Hide

    I never said anything negative about the advice. I was even thankful for it. I dont mind being corrected when Im wrong especially if its helping with the welfare of my snake. Ive always been reall appreciative about the advice I get. Not sure where all this came from. I made the post and went to work and came back and things went in a totally different direction.

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    Re: Homemade Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Damien79 View Post
    I never said anything negative about the advice. I was even thankful for it. I dont mind being corrected when Im wrong especially if its helping with the welfare of my snake. Ive always been reall appreciative about the advice I get. Not sure where all this came from. I made the post and went to work and came back and things went in a totally different direction.
    So you took the advice and removed the tape?

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    Re: Homemade Hide

    Whoa,

    And this is why I should learn to step away from the keyboard when I am feeling grumpy or stressed.

    I'm sorry for any disrespect this showed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    Hi,

    Just to agree with the previous posters - tape ALWAYS comes loose in the environmental conditions inside a snake endclosure. And it always ends up stuck to the snake.

    You can look at this 2 ways;

    I had what I think is a good idea and people who have KEPT THEM FOR 20 YEARS PLUS are poo-pooing your innovation.

    Or,

    I had what I thought was a good idea and people with 20 years plus tried to help me avoid problems based on their experience.

    Totally your call on what to do about it - and we will even help you when the manure hits the air circulation device.

    But do a search for all the help threads first.


    dr del
    Derek

    7 adult Royals (2.5), 1.0 COS Pastel, 1.0 Enchi, 1.1 Lesser platty Royal python, 1.1 Black pastel Royal python, 0.1 Blue eyed leucistic ( Super lesser), 0.1 Piebald Royal python, 1.0 Sinaloan milk snake 1.0 crested gecko and 1 bad case of ETS. no wife, no surprise.

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