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2" clay pot hides from Michaels $.69 ea
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
Nroc
2" clay pot hides from Michaels $.69 ea

It took her a day to warm up to these hides, but it seems that she loves them. She's been spotted in both of the new clay pots, and I haven't seen her go into the larger hides since. I may give her 2 more of the clay pots, and remove the others. I also bought 2 of the 3" pots from Michaels for later when she grows up a bit.

The drain hole seemed small to me, so I opened it up a bit with my Dremmel and a grinding bit. I then ground down the sharp corner left behind on both the inside and outside of the pot to provide a nice smooth surface. Some elevation is next on my schedule for this tank. I need to go vine shopping



I made it larger than I needed, but after feeding her, I wasn't sure if she would fit with a full belly. I haven't seen her go through the hole yet while full though there is room to spare when she is digested. I had her go in there last night, and saw how much gap surrounded her. I think I am going to resize the openings a little before the next feeding just incase. I'll try to snap a pic of her going through the hole; the large hole is still smaller than the penny.

 
Old 02-17-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
bitsy
Mine love these hides! Plus they're really easy to clean/disinfect and last for years.

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I wasn't sure if she would fit with a full belly. I haven't seen her go through the hole yet while full though there is room to spare when she is digested. I had her go in there last night, and saw how much gap surrounded her. I think I am going to resize the openings a little before the next feeding just incase.
Ooooh yes, do make sure the full belly fits through. I once had a very embarrassing visit to a vet with a freshly-fed snake stuck in a pot exactly like that. No amount of lubrication would shift him (I know - the mind boggles!) so the vet eventually just split the pot open with a single blow from a hammer and chisel.

Boy was my face red!! Mind you, Pumpkin is pretty dim, bless him, even by Corn Snake standards....
 
Old 02-17-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
Nroc
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so the vet eventually just split the pot open with a single blow from a hammer and chisel.
When I go vet shopping, I'll make sure that he is well versed in using a hammer and chisel
 
Old 03-06-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
jnk22
I knew I saw this somewhere. Awesome Idea I paid a little more for my pots but hey whats 20 cents?! LOL! Ours love them I have two one on the hot side and one on the cool side.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
kalena
I have GOT to remember to check this site for great inexpensive ideas before I go shopping...
 
Old 03-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #6
Sinsational
Jnk22, How did you get the holes in the side?
 
Old 03-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #7
jnk22
Nroc I know you asked me about this on my thread i posted there but I will also post it here also hope you don't mind.
Sinsational I tried a metal drill bit and it didn,t work at all but it did go in a little in the side which gave me a starting point then i used a reamer to finish it it was easy once i finally found the right tool but this thread is the place i first saw them i just added a little twist
and on second thought Nroc I do think I am going to make my holes a little bigger now (better safe than sorry)
 
Old 03-08-2010, 11:31 PM   #8
Sinsational
Thank you!
 

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