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    Optimally hides should be opaque. The only issue with this one is that you used tape, which is dangerous in a snake enclosure. The humidity & warmth provided tends to loosen tape- which then can stick on the snake when is slides past, with very bad effects. If they get near the heat, for example, the tape can essentially end up being "hot-glued" to the snake. Please re-think your hides- sorry to say- I know you mean well, but it has happened enough times that we know about, so we advise against using ANY tape in ANY snake enclosure.
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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Erie_herps View Post
    Ideally it should be but the hide is still good temporarily. You could cover it with tape or leaves so light can't get through.
    In my opinion, you should never have any sort of tape inside a snakes enclosure. They can and will get it stuck to them and it wont be very fun trying to get it off
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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

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    After a couple of tries that week
    How often are you trying to feed this snake exactly? Because "a couple of tries a week" is to much for a BP
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    Were you using the tape to cover sharp edges on the "hide" after cutting the doorway? If so, all you need to do is slightly melt the plastic. Get a cheap "soldering iron"- which is also what most ppl use to put ventilation holes in the plastic tubs they use for snakes. Like this: "30 watt lightweight soldering iron"
    (always do this- melting plastic- OUTSIDE like on porch or in garage- as the fumes are very toxic- avoid breathing them, okay?)

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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Balls View Post
    In my opinion, you should never have any sort of tape inside a snakes enclosure. They can and will get it stuck to them and it wont be very fun trying to get it off
    Actually, it can tear their scales off when you try to remove it- and remember, you cannot use any sort of solvent on a snake's body- it would be toxic & probably sicken or kill them.
    So just don't use tape....please?
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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

    Regarding tape, yes, I have read about the dangers. I figured if itís duct tape and on the cool end of the cage it would minimize the risk (at least until I can get a more permanent solution), but I guess it probably does not make sense to take the risk.

    As an aside, I live in Switzerland. Reptile/snake supplies are fairly thin to come by. fĒFrozen food/heating solutions are no issue, but acquarium decorations are more difficult to source. Ordering from abroad is difficult, if they even deliver to Switzerland, as it is not technically in the EU. So the few places that do deliver often charge excessive shipping and/or import duties.

    Here is a second I made, but it is even less opaque than the first.




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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

    Ok no tape.

    Please understand, I am completely focused on the well being of my snake. If the consensus is against something, then I take that to heart.


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    Advice on Not Eating and Setup

    I also bought some foam rubber sheets to glue to the back and sides while I was at the store, and another plant.


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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

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    ...I figured if itís duct tape and on the cool end of the cage it would minimize the risk (at least until I can get a more permanent solution), but I guess it probably does not make sense to take the risk.

    As an aside, I live in Switzerland...

    The problem with snakes is that sometimes -usually overnight- they rearrange the furniture- you cannot count on things staying where you put them. Snakes will be snakes...and we'd rather keep you & your snake out of trouble by giving you the benefit of our experience.

    Helps knowing roughly where you are- so you're in a place that might benefit from "insulating" the sides of this tank, instead of just covering some of his "panoramic view".
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    Re: Advice on Not Eating and Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by robithinker View Post
    I also bought some foam rubber sheets to glue to the back and sides while I was at the store, and another plant.


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    You mean for the outside, as insulation & privacy?
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