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RE: Snake Advise

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Posted by: a153fish at Mon Jul 9 20:53:49 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by a153fish ]  
   

I have everything in tubs these days, and the last 10 gal tank with the wood top I gave away to someone at my job, and he gave it to someone else. Basically I used 1 x 2 wooden strips, and framed the rim of the tank with the wood, and glued it with silicone or liquid nails. The wood frame sits slightly higher than the lip of the tank. Then using the same 1 x 2 strips I make another frame that fits into the raised portion of the first frame. Only difference is I lay the strips flat so it's more like a picture frame. Then I adhere metal screen like the kind on windows and screen doors, sold at any home improvement store. I use a heavy duty stapler to attache the screen all around. This screened frame should fit snugly into the frame around the tank. You can add extra strips across the center of the removable one to give extra support. Then use some latches to secure the removable frame. The latches can even be a small piece of wood screwed into each end the non removable frame, that swivels over the top of the removable one, keeping it held down. The trick is to get the two frames flush so the latch swivels easily over the two. Print this out for your Dad, and I'm sure he can make it, or even improve on the idea. Good luck with your snake!
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Disclaimer: I do keep several snakes in pairs, and some in groups. However I realize that things can go wrong, and I have to keep a close eye on those groups, to be sure they are not being adversely affected by these living conditions. Also if one happens to eat it's cagemate, it is 100% my fault, and I know the risks in advance!

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