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Posted by IcedGoddess on May 05, 2003 at 11:47:30:
In Reply to: Easy rack's posted by Passport on May 05, 2003 at 10:57:41:
I'm in the same boat! I have 12 juvie sized plastic boxes, and have 12 baby sized. I also plan on getting larger ones for any new adults I "may" aquire;)
I was thinking of building my own racks(three racks, mini, medium, and large). How hard could it be? I was going to use melamine, but maybe plywood if it's cheaper, and just make the shelves the same size as the boxes without lids, so I could slide them in an out and use the shelf above each box as it's cover...make sense?
Since my hatchling boxes are kritter keepers, I'm going to make the large rack first, and I can just keep the cover on the kritter keepers for now. I was also going to leave the back of the rack open a bit for access to heat pads etc. Sounds easy enough don't it? haha, of course I have all this planned, but haven't made a step towards building it yet;)
Let me know what you decide to do, Maybe you'll have an easier set up than my little plan;)
:My collection of snakes is growing. I have been looking at ready made rack systems. Some simply done and others quite expensively done. I'm wondering about just using a large wire/metal book shelf with plastic boxes w/lids/drilled holes and plain old simple electric heating pads. About $10 at Walmart and one would service two boxes. Might not be as appealing in appearance but I think it would be quite functionable for housing several snakes. Anyone use anything similar? I am keeping a couple babies in this manner now and it is working well with them. I don't have the tools, know-how, or time to make one myself. I would have to contract with someone to build. Is there a simplier way? Any suggestions for inexpensively keeping several snakes? Thanks.