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I got to meet the man himself at last on Tuesday, collected my new arboreal viv for my CCP. I'm very happy with it (as usual) he's done a great job, again pandering to my whims and my very specific requirements :lol2:

So, since then i've been very busy...

The viv


Ceramic installed and guarded


Making sure it works (well, I did wire it up myself!)


Time to stat it (Microclimate Pulse B2 is my usual weapon of choice)








Then the fun bit!





The bamboo canes are £8.50 each from B&Q, and I used the little screwy things that you put under the legs of worktops to attach them to the viv, £2.50 each, in case anyone else wants to get creative!

And the star of the show


And as you can see, it's in keeping with the 'theme' of my front room mini-zoo, here's my other Volly masterpiece


As for the carpet viv, I just need to find somewhere local and cheap to get a load of fake foliage from, a few more hides, and it's ready to go as soon as she's big enough for it.

I don't want it to be a 'picture' thread, so any comments/suggestions about the viv please contribute : victory:
 

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Very nice :) My CP and corn should be getting the Volly treatment very soon...can't wait :flrt:

I got foilage at a local flower stall at £1.50 a stem, and from ebay then i am going to be using flower pots while she's still growing as hides :2thumb:

edited to add: i also have a couple of finch breeding boxes to provide off the ground hide's as i want to see how she gets on with them :)
 

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Agreed, dunelm mill is cheap for plants :) nice viv, what are the dimensions? I like the bamboo branches, they look nice and sturdy.

You might want to put a shelf in there for when she/he's bigger? Mine prefer sitting on a flat wooden platform now they're big rather than the branches they loved when they were worms. Also a couple more hides? cork bark works well and if you prop it up against the wall they can use it as a branch as well :2thumb: is this for the fussy eater? Are you putting the snake in immediately or is this for later?

I'm just waiting for my stack from Volly then my babies can get the same treatment ;P can't wait!
 

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Very nice :) My CP and corn should be getting the Volly treatment very soon...can't wait :flrt:

I got foilage at a local flower stall at £1.50 a stem, and from ebay then i am going to be using flower pots while she's still growing as hides :2thumb:

edited to add: i also have a couple of finch breeding boxes to provide off the ground hide's as i want to see how she gets on with them :)
Does she use them? You got any pics?
 

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Very nice :) My CP and corn should be getting the Volly treatment very soon...can't wait :flrt:

I got foilage at a local flower stall at £1.50 a stem, and from ebay then i am going to be using flower pots while she's still growing as hides :2thumb:

edited to add: i also have a couple of finch breeding boxes to provide off the ground hide's as i want to see how she gets on with them :)
I looked at those in B&Q, scared of her one day being too big for the door and getting trapped though :/

I love making carpet Vivs, you know every part of it is gonna be used.
Hope so!

Agreed, dunelm mill is cheap for plants :) nice viv, what are the dimensions? I like the bamboo branches, they look nice and sturdy.

You might want to put a shelf in there for when she/he's bigger? Mine prefer sitting on a flat wooden platform now they're big rather than the branches they loved when they were worms. Also a couple more hides? cork bark works well and if you prop it up against the wall they can use it as a branch as well :2thumb: is this for the fussy eater? Are you putting the snake in immediately or is this for later?

I'm just waiting for my stack from Volly then my babies can get the same treatment ;P can't wait!
It's almost 4ft wide, and almost 2ft deep, and a little over 3ft high lol. Had to specific as i've got limited space left in the front room! It's not finished yet, it is for the fussy eater so it's a good few months until she's going in it, got a fair bit more to put in yet, more hides most importantly, and i'll try and squeeze a shelf in :2thumb:
 

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Does she use them? You got any pics?
the finch boxes are upstairs awaiting the new viv's to arrive, but i did a trial on a bird nest/ straw woven box which she seemed to favor over the floor hides...



the straw was a bugger to clean if she pooped in it which is why i want to try the plywood boxes like this



Rough edge's have been filed since i took the picture and OH has drilled a couple of holes at the back to i can feed 2 cable ties in so i an attach to branches...want to give them a lick of paint or something just to add colour
 

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Looking good, like what you've done with the bamboo that may make its way into my carpets vivs :2thumb:
So simple and cheap, yet looks so good eh? :)
 

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It's almost 4ft wide, and almost 2ft deep, and a little over 3ft high lol. Had to specific as i've got limited space left in the front room! It's not finished yet, it is for the fussy eater so it's a good few months until she's going in it, got a fair bit more to put in yet, more hides most importantly, and i'll try and squeeze a shelf in :2thumb:
Nice size!
Mine are 4x3x2s, I really wanted 4x3x3s but I realised that I would have to dismantle every time I wanted to move them (and I'm at uni so move every 6-12 months :lol2:!) did you have to assemble it inside the room or did it fit through the doorway?

Ahh good good, my male jungle is a really fussy boy and he had to stay in his baby RUB setup for much longer than the girl as every time I moved him to the viv he went off his food :( he's eating better now though but his viv is a dense jungle!


the finch boxes are upstairs awaiting the new viv's to arrive, but i did a trial on a bird nest/ straw woven box which she seemed to favor over the floor hides...

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the straw was a bugger to clean if she pooped in it which is why i want to try the plywood boxes like this

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Rough edge's have been filed since i took the picture and OH has drilled a couple of holes at the back to i can feed 2 cable ties in so i an attach to branches...want to give them a lick of paint or something just to add colour
Nice, will be interesting to see those boxes up and running. I loved the look of the first one you are using now (I saw them in a youtube video of this guy that makes awesome setups!) but I have a feeling my snakes would go in and I'd never get them out again :lol2: does your little girly use hers a lot?
 

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Nice size!
Mine are 4x3x2s, I really wanted 4x3x3s but I realised that I would have to dismantle every time I wanted to move them (and I'm at uni so move every 6-12 months :lol2:!) did you have to assemble it inside the room or did it fit through the doorway?

Ahh good good, my male jungle is a really fussy boy and he had to stay in his baby RUB setup for much longer than the girl as every time I moved him to the viv he went off his food :( he's eating better now though but his viv is a dense jungle!
My front door opens straight up into my living room, so it just went straight through the door and into it's spot :) The double stack was a bit more fiddly, but yeah as long as it's not deeper than the width of my front door i'm usually good! She took a fuzzy with no egg white today, I was soooo proud!
 

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My front door opens straight up into my living room, so it just went straight through the door and into it's spot :) The double stack was a bit more fiddly, but yeah as long as it's not deeper than the width of my front door i'm usually good! She took a fuzzy with no egg white today, I was soooo proud!
That's handy!

Aww that's brilliant! I bet it's a massive relief to have her eating regularly. I'm yet to have a month of my little male eating everything he's offered yet he still seems to be shedding at a faster rate than his female counterpart that is twice his weight! Snakes are weird :lol2:
 

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That's handy!

Aww that's brilliant! I bet it's a massive relief to have her eating regularly. I'm yet to have a month of my little male eating everything he's offered yet he still seems to be shedding at a faster rate than his female counterpart that is twice his weight! Snakes are weird :lol2:
Huge relief! Thought she'd gone blue a while ago too but still no shed yet, should have one soon she's eaten 4 times now and is noticeably bigger :2thumb: can't wait to see her in the viv! Hopefully by Summer I reckon?
 

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Nice, will be interesting to see those boxes up and running. I loved the look of the first one you are using now (I saw them in a youtube video of this guy that makes awesome setups!) but I have a feeling my snakes would go in and I'd never get them out again :lol2: does your little girly use hers a lot?
Sent a PM hun, so i don't clog up Mstypical's thread : victory:
 

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I'll paste what i sent CharD then :lol2:

She use's it a lot, its favored over the others. when i brought the hut the lid was attached, i sniped it and used a cable tie to on one side to re attach, making it accessable from the top. Only found them in a small size coupled with the cleaning aspect, i wouldn't advise them if your snake likes to sleep in poo
I liked these boxes from ebay due to the half open front, limiting Montana getting stuck. I've just asked the OH to remove the last of the front on one box to trial a hinge on it making it easy to get if i have too (the thread made me brain wave hehe). they were £1.50 each on ebay so i thought it was worth a shout If it works out, then i'll make my own bigger ones as she grow's as plywood is cheap as chips
 

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Huge relief! Thought she'd gone blue a while ago too but still no shed yet, should have one soon she's eaten 4 times now and is noticeably bigger :2thumb: can't wait to see her in the viv! Hopefully by Summer I reckon?
Probably, especially if she keeps eating for you (and fingers crossed she does :)). She's going to have a great time in that space! She's a coastal yeah? I love love love coastals but just dont have the space (or rather I did but it's now full of smaller carpets :lol2:)

oh and sorry for getting off track with the hides : victory:

EDIT: haha, ignore the above then... I love these kinds of threads as you can get a load of good and different ideas on how to create interesting homes for snakes :2thumb:
 

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Probably, especially if she keeps eating for you (and fingers crossed she does :)). She's going to have a great time in that space! She's a coastal yeah? I love love love coastals but just dont have the space (or rather I did but it's now full of smaller carpets :lol2:)

oh and sorry for getting off track with the hides : victory:
I don't mind, a threads' a thread I don't mind where it goes :2thumb:

Yeah she's supposed to be a coastal, but I suspect a mix of two carpets.
 
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