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Old 04-10-2009, 01:58 AM
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i decided to build my own rack after being let down by a few people that were going to make one for me ( at a hefty price i might add).so i bought the wood, the RUBs....everything. the plan was to recycle the heat cable from my viv stack to my new rack to save some cash to pay for more snakes. sounds good? erm.....no. i put all my snakes into vented RUBs this morning. then started to dismantle the viv stack. somehow i have managed to kill my 15m heat cable so now it is deader than a dodo. i have ordered some new heat strips to collect tomorow and i have just been to put some warm hot water bottles under the boxes. luckily they havent been fed in the last week so i am not too concerend with them being too cold to dogest their food. my reptile room is a steady 20c at night. BUT my snakes do NOT seem happy with their RUBs. my biggest breeding female just let rip with a hiss that wast that long and loud i thought my radiator had sprung a leak.

so, any tips to help them settle in to their new RUBs? sounds trivial but i have been worrying about them non stop.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:06 AM
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cant u just put heating on FULL ?

id forget about gradients etc and just heat it up , personally

settling into their rubs.... well as long as uve got the air holes riight, all u can do is ensure good hides etc i guess

i dont know much but got a couple of breedable girrls that seem happy as hell in 50L rubs with nothing but 1 hide and a bowl (dont think they know different)
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:42 PM
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they probably are not happy because they have gone from nice big vivs into poxy little rubs!!!
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they probably are not happy because they have gone from nice big vivs into poxy little rubs!!!
Depends upon the snake spp. some seem to exhibit agrophobia especially royals..
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:47 PM
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they probably are not happy because they have gone from nice big vivs into poxy little rubs!!!
once they have settled into their "poxy little rubs", they will feel much more comfortable and secure, and will feed alot better !!!

as "tricky" said... get the heat up, as soon as...
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they probably are not happy because they have gone from nice big vivs into poxy little rubs!!!

given that i didnt give dimensions of the viv or the rubs........you know nowt about my "poxy little rubs"! maybe, MAYBE, the RUBS are bigger than the vivs were?
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I keep my hognosesnakes in poxy 50L rub's.

Would not want to keep anything larger than them in them though.
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once they have settled into their "poxy little rubs", they will feel much more comfortable and secure, and will feed alot better !!!

as "tricky" said... get the heat up, as soon as...
i picked up my new heat mats this morning and they royals are all quite happy now. i am putting it down to stress from being moved and then just having hot water bottles for overnight heat. they are pretty laid back now they have had a full twelve hours of heat and have been left in the peace and quiet.
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cant u just put heating on FULL ?

id forget about gradients etc and just heat it up , personally
lol, and then everybody else can sleep in the shed because the house is too hot?
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