New natural looking enclosure

New natural looking enclosure

Postby Silvrav » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:20 pm

Hi

Herewith some pics of my latest additions to my cage, and I must say, she seems to like it already.

Keeps heat and humidity very well! It is a mixture of unfertilised, all natural potting soil and bark chips. (1/1)
The next step is a branch (on order and 2 busy drying out) and then a shot at live plants, like a "vetplant".

She is also in blue ( as seen in the first pic)

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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby mmwc » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:45 am

Very nice man.
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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby michael » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:16 am

Nice job. Vet plante – succulents don’t do very well usually in a cage setup. Rather speak to the nurseries about low light indoor plants that are not toxic. I think there may have been a discussion on plants that are toxic to reptiles on this forum. Remember your plants will require special lighting. Plastic plants look just as good and are a lot easier to maintain than live.
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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby jinxx » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:26 am

I agree with Michael, the plastic plants are alot easier, we also tried considered the natural plant idea, but after researching and asking around we realised that it was not such a great idea after all. Plastic plants look attractive, last a lot longer and you get hundreds of different colours and styles to suite what ever it is you are looking for.

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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby eyed_lizard » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:28 am

You get them at Pick & Pay, the ones they sell are usually indoor - low light plants.
What substrate are you using?

Otherwise it looks cool :D
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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby Fooble » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:32 am

Nice, you may wnat to include onw or two thicker branches where it can climb on and curl up on.
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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby Bushviper » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:03 am

Get rid of that plastic circular stuff you have in the cage. It forms loops and will eventually work like a snare to trap your animal. I have seen this numerous times because people forget the snake has grown and might eat a big meal and then strangle itself. The other greenery is not a problem.
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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby Silvrav » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:13 am

Thanks for the input so far guys.

@ eyed_lizard - it’s a 1/1 ratio of bark chips and unfertilised potting soil.

@Fooble, yip, they are on order and will be delivered this weekend.

Got 2 guava tree branches (sponsored by my friendly neighbours guava tree) busy drying out as well.
Whereby I will treat them, and dry them out again. I only need these 2 in about 6months time.

@BV, thanks, thought it might cause issues. Was thinking of wrapping it and cable tying it around the branch?
Do you foresee any problems?
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Re: New natural looking enclosure

Postby Iggy » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:54 pm

Plastic may last longer, but it completely defeats the purpose of any true naturalistic enclosure :)
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