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    Lightbulb Hides, my way

    People often ask me what kind of hides I use so I decided I would share with everyone

    Here are the hides I am using



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    6 Inches Plastic Flowerpot saucer form hatchling to 250 grams (Found at Walmart or any gardening places)

    Number 2



    Plastic bowl form 250 grams to 450/500 grams (Found at walmart)

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    Large Zilla Creature Cubbyhole from 450/500 grams to 900/950 grams (Found on ReptileSupply.com)

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    X-Large Zilla Creature Cubbyhole from 900/950 grams to 1500/1550 grams (Found on ReptileSupply.com)

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    Van Ness Small Kitty Litter Pan for 1500/1550 grams and above. (Found at Walmart)

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    Re: Hides, my way

    awesome hides you have there....thanks
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    Re: Hides, my way

    Deb
    Thanks for posting the pic's so everyone can see the type's of hide you use. Great Job!
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    Re: Hides, my way

    Awesome post!!
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    Re: Hides, my way

    I Use the Zilla x-large cubbyholes as well and my girls LOVE them. I also use a few larges for the juvies and babies get the exo-terra caves which they love to squish into as tight as they can. For the extroverted youg 'uns I add carboard tubes out of the toilet paper roll in addition to the cave hide.




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    Re: Hides, my way

    Those cuts are so precise. do you just use scissors? Mine come out much worse but it isn't about looks..haha

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    Re: Hides, my way

    Just wanted to add that the few times I've cut out bowls, etc to make hides or nest boxes, I always use a lighter and burn/melt the edge of the plastic a tiny bit so that it cools smoothly and leaves no sharp edges. And no, you should not burn the edge and put it back in the cage immediately, let it cool. I'll try and get a pic up later.

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    Re: Hides, my way

    Yes I know it's ugly, but I have no fear of snags when my preggie mommas are roaming in and out. Smooooooooooooth is good. Again, just the way I do it, not saying it's right or wrong, just what works for me and mine.

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    Re: Hides, my way

    Quote Originally Posted by janeothejungle View Post
    Yes I know it's ugly, but I have no fear of snags when my preggie mommas are roaming in and out. Smooooooooooooth is good. Again, just the way I do it, not saying it's right or wrong, just what works for me and mine.

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    Re: Hides, my way

    I use the flowerpot saucers too!
    I don't even cut a hole since I use mulch substrate so I just shape the substrate so there's a little burrow under the rim.
    The BP seems to love it since it is always pressing down on him, yet it's light enough so he can coil right up and lift it a bit to suit.

    I used to use the black plastic hides but he's shown a clear preference for the flat saucers.


    great thread~!

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