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Screen Ventilation - Tape Over Them?
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Old 01-13-2023, 01:30 PM   #1
Screen Ventilation - Tape Over Them?

I have prepared a Repti Zoo 67 gallon terrarium with side mesh vents for the arrival of my corn snake. I heard from a few that I should be mindful of the “cheese grating” effects the mesh can have on snakes. Not too concerned about humidity issues as I'm in Houston - quite humid.

My question: is it recommended I tape over the inside mesh with aluminum foil tape to protect my snakes snout from getting chewed up? Or is this uncommon?
Old 01-13-2023, 02:55 PM   #2
It is not recommended to use tape inside the enclosure anywhere as it can get stuck to your snake. I would search for actual vent covers for reptile cages as I'm sure you can find some that will fit.
Old 01-13-2023, 07:54 PM   #3
Definitely no tape or anything sticky where the snake can access it. Mesh can cause nose rub, but I usually only see it occasionally on males during breeding season when they're desperate to get out and go find a female. And it will clear up on its own after a shed or two.

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