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Old 17-05-2012, 06:58 PM
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I see lots of threads saying that peoples snakes have escaped etc and i cant help but wonder how? Are they really that good of getting out of their rubs/vivs etc or is this owners fault? I cant see how they can get out of locked vivs or rubs. Any insight that will help me understand?
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Old 17-05-2012, 07:18 PM
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The only time ive had a snake escape, it was a hatchling and managed to squeeze out through the vents in the viv, sometimes if its a bigger snake they can also pop the vents out of viv's. And once I witnessed my royal sliding the glass of his viv open, the lock was off at this point, ever since the locks been tightly secure :')
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Old 17-05-2012, 07:18 PM
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Tends to be the owner fault but they do seem to capitalize on any chance. My Mojave royal escaped twice within a week because I'm am idiot who forgot the viv look and he's a crafty git who likes to slide the glass open

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Old 17-05-2012, 07:32 PM
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a sub adult corn snake will easily slide the glass on the runners open with no rubber wedge in place or viv lock in place and then they only need the tiniest gap to squeeze through. and rubs tend to be if someone dosnt lock the lid or buys a cheap copy or one with a defect and the gap round the tops too big
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Old 17-05-2012, 07:55 PM
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Rubs are a pain in the arse for snakes wanting to escape! Worked out that there's a bit of wiggle room in the lid so it can slide forward leaving a gap big enough to get out of...my mbk knows about this too lol
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Old 17-05-2012, 07:58 PM
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Rubs are a pain in the arse for snakes wanting to escape! Worked out that there's a bit of wiggle room in the lid so it can slide forward leaving a gap big enough to get out of...my mbk knows about this too lol
No way! Seriously? Is that on a genuine RUB?
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Old 17-05-2012, 08:46 PM
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Yup...
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Old 17-05-2012, 08:52 PM
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My baby corn escaped through a TINY drilled hole in his viv (from where a flex went in before). He was gone for 8 months but came back 2 weeks ago!
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Old 17-05-2012, 08:59 PM
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ive had 2 escape first was a hatchling king and he got out the hole on the faunarium lid, caught him in the act and he was soon returned and my big boa found her strength and popped the back of the viv, found her under the sofa the next morning - both my fault though and lesson learned with each of them
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Old 17-05-2012, 10:29 PM
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Yup...
That's the last thing i needed to hear
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