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  1. Snakes
    Hello :) I'm a newbie and this is my first post here, so please remove or move if not appropriate/ in the wrong place. We have a corn snake, she's gorgeous, and has a good setup incl. several hides, two baths, artificial plants and vines to climb on etc. We bought a cage for the heat source to...
  2. Rub

    Snakes
    Hello All I have decided to try the RUB firstly I bought this box As yu can see it has some holes in already would this be enough for ventilation? or would i need to add more... if so where would you say was a good location to add more holes. The box has inbult locks but I seem...
  3. Equipment & Supplies
    Hi - this is really a question of electrical safety rather than one of husbandry. I am currently using a 75 watt CHE, which has been providing good temps in my 3 foot ball python viv. It's hooked up to a 100 watt HabiStat Mat-Stat, which is just a standard on/off thermostat. I understand that...
  4. Snakes
    Hello RFUK members, just wanted a quick product safety check, the other day I picked up a can of Water Based, quick dry, Minimal Voc 0-0.29% , non drip satin jet black paint link below. https://www.homebase.co.uk/crown-standard-breatheasy-jet-black-non-drip-satin-paint-750ml_p430760 Would...
  5. Lizards
    Hi, Im looking for advice on the suitabilty of a group of ornaments i am considering for my crested gecko terrarium. They are made of luminous resin and are designed for micro landscaping, i am unsure if that material would be ok to put in my terrarium and be safe for my geckos as the ornaments...
  6. General Herp Chat
    Hello everyone, I wanted to share this information with as many people as possible as I feel it is crucial to get the word out about certain heat panels which have started fires in the past, and could potentially kill your snakes, destroy your home, or even kill you or your family in certain...
  7. Newbie Advice
    Hello all! Picking up my first Gecko on Sunday and getting all of the Vivarium set up before hand on Friday. I am having concerns regarding the placement / use of the heat mat. I have bought a Thermostat also with the mat; however the only issue I have is the safety of it with the housing...
  8. Habitat
    I’ve been a member for a while but haven’t posted before so….hello J I recently had a custom background fitted into a brand new vivarium for my bearded dragon at a local pet shop. The background is made from fibreglass and I was assured by the shop that it is totally safe. When the completed...
  9. Habitat
    I’ve been a member for a while but haven’t posted before so….hello J I recently had a custom background fitted into a brand new vivarium for my bearded dragon at a local pet shop. The background is made from fibreglass and I was assured by the shop that it is totally safe. When the completed...
  10. Equipment & Supplies
    I currently have a boa in a 4x2x2 and am looking at getting another 4x2x2 to put on top of it for another boa. How should I reinforce the bottom viv so it can safely support the one I am planning to place on top? I currently have a 3x1.5x1.5 on top so this will be then going on top of the new...
  11. Snakes
    Looking for some informed advice on creating a slate topped hide for my royal pythons. I have purchased slate tiles for a roof. I am now looking at strip wood that I can use to create effectively three 3 walls to make a hide. I have read that certain pine and softwoods can be dangerous for...
  12. Snakes
    I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. I just love reticulated pythons and would really enjoy owning one. But here's the thing... I'm 5'3''. It won't take long for that cute little baby to outgrow me. So obviously there's no way I could safely handle it on my own. I live with my...
  13. Snakes
    Hi everyone, ok, basically I am about to move my adult kingsnake into a larger vivarium. I bought the ceramics system, bulb, reflector etc and set it up fully with the correct temp. The problem is that I noticed that the reflector gets so hot that I can't touch it for more than 3 seconds. I have...
  14. Lizards
    I've recently acquired a 4x2x2ft viv but it's homemade and I have no idea what paint has been used - can anyone recommend a treatment or sealant that's safe for dragons?? He's too big for the one he's in now, so need to get the new one up and running as it were :)
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I know many people let their Terrapins out the tanks for a while to roam about. I was wondering what kind of set ups people have to allow this? I don't know how comfortable i'd be for example letting them run wild in my living room, just as they can hide somewhere stupid an accidents can happen...
  16. Snakes
    Hey guys i just built this with the intention of using it for a hide for my yearling corn snake Georgie. Was just making sure it isnt a big no no for some reason and was wondering if itd be ok on the heat mat side? cheers .
  17. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I've just been using soil in my tortoise table for my hermann tortoise, despite most people saying use a sand/soil combination. What is the purpose of using sand in there as well?! And is it safe? Thanks
  18. Snakes
    Hi all, I consider myself a very lucky man this morning. Last night a small fire started in the animal room in my house whilst i was out giving a reptile talk. My other half was in the house and with the help of a neighbour managed to put it out. We think it it started when a heat mat...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My 2 tortoises havent been eating now for a while, i posted about it before and I tried everything to try and get them to eat and they just wont so I took them to the vets for there opinion and he gave them an injection and said if this doesnt work come back and they will be tube fed - Is this...
  20. Other Pets and Exotics
    Hi Folks Any advice how to post these safely please? Theyre about 1-2inches. I read you are best to wrap them in lettuce leaves and box with discreet air hole. Still got some to spare if anyone would like them, you only pay postage, Thanks
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