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Artificial Rock Hides
Has anyone had any experience with the artificial rocks that are sold in Aquatic shops, the type that are designed for use outdoors as waterfall's and alike.
They have a toughish outer coating and what looks like expanded foam(Hard yellow type) inside.
Just wondered, as I thought they would make good hides for lizards, but was worried about the expanded foam, and the heat tolerance limits of the product.
Anyone had any experience with them?, or can suggest a reasonable price alternative other than real rock?
Thanks in advance.
I use plastic tubs sold at the local $2 shop and K-mart. They cost a hell of a lot less and my snakes think they look as realistic as the mock rock typesAutomated signature.
I use plastic's for my snakes to, but was thinking that it would be nice to have a light weight realistic look for the lizards.
I might just end up using rocks and slate etc.., but we will see.
I use terracotta tiles piled up for the goannas, it works really well, they love it!Automated signature.
- 16-Aug-04, 08:33 AM #5Guest
Have you tried the Fibreglass ones at URS Neill??? I got a big one given to me and it looks pretty real and is easy to clean.
Thanks Sdaji and Alan.
I am looking into a few alternatives.
I have a fibreglass medium size hide rock from URS for my coastal carpet. they are fairly cheap and easy to clean. there is no bottom to them so they lift straight up from above the animal if you want to remove them. No putting your hand through the hole and getting bitten!!
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- 17-Aug-04, 07:35 PM #8Guest
If you are setting up the enclosure for your new additions, I would reccommend the 'tile pile' It's what I use, and because this species are crevice dwellers it is ideal!
Also, if you can get hold of flat, thin sand-stone..pile each stone up in the same way as with the tiles, they will love it and it will look great!!
Thanks to all that replied.
Yes after talking to a few of you, I reckon I will go for the flat thin sandstone or tile idea.
Neil, I have some of those fake rocks you mentioned. They withstand the heat with no problems. They look great and don't way a ton like the real thing which makes it so much easier to clean out your vivarium.
Will show you on Thursday, I may have a couple to sell if your interested. Will have a look at how many I have.
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