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Posted by Passport on May 05, 2003 at 11:59:27:
In Reply to: Easy rack's posted by IcedGoddess on May 05, 2003 at 11:47:30:
: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.
:Here is a link that I have been looking at for housing the babies. http://www.boaphileplastics.com/racks.html I need to do some more shopping and find what I need and total the cost of "doing it myself" versus getting something like this. This place sure makes a good looking product. I have a feeling that if I purchased all the materials versus buy ready-made the cost difference would be surprising. Maybe not that much savings. However, if I do it a couple of boxes at a time with heating pads it doesn't hurt so much at one time. I never thought I would have this problem housing snakes. I am surprised at how much satisfaction they give to me. And how lovely they are to observe and handle.