New habitat for my girl

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  1. J-A-X

    J-A-X Very Well-Known Member

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    She looks as if she approves :)
    Nice work Ron !
     
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    That is looking good Ron.

    I have a question - Your glass slide runners you said came from Bunnings? Was it the local Bunnings here in Port?

    I went there yesterday, and after 20 mins looking I asked one guy ho had no idea and told me to go to the Tradedesk, they told me aisle 8, 9 ,or 10 - Went back and still could not find them. Asked another person who told me they had never seen them, who then asked another 2 people who also said they do not stock them.

    I don't doubt that you got them from our local Bunnings....do you recall what section they were in? The guys in the shop don't know they have them..LOL

    I am not building an enclosure yet, but have started putting some thoughts together on how to modify my 2 existing TV cabinets and wanted to get a visual of the runners so I can picture how it will all go together.
     
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    Hi Robert, yes it was the local bunnings, isle 9 half way down on the left hand side, the brand is Cowdrey, sorry i can't be more specific lol....................................Ron
     
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    they are normally stacked vertically, look near the built in wardrobe runners, or ask someone where the runners are for the built in wardrobes, they will probably know where they are, and they are packed in clear plastic
     
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    Looks awesome Ron :)
     
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    Looks awesome mate :)
     
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    Thanks Ron, I will check again when I go back......nobody there seems to have a clue 80% of the time.

    Your enclosure is looking great.....Great Job!
     
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    So after sulking in her hide for the last 3 days because i had the tumerity to move her from her home of 5 years she finally came out and signed off on her new digs tonight, but now she is confused.....doesn't know whether to be arborial or terestrial now........................................................Ron
     

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    Well done mate. I was surprised I thought at first Skittles had taken well to her new home but it really took her the better part of two weeks to get back to her old self and is now looking truely settled.
     
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    You have done a fabulous job there and that girl looks very happy - and I might add, very beautiful :)
     
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    wd ron..want to come down to newy and build me some?? :p :p...... im a bit of a DIY numpty eh.... should see what i did to the shower lolololol
     
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    Hey jacorin, it is very surprising what can be achieved if you take your time and absorb all the good oil that is available in this DIY section, all the gr8 people here have taken all the hard work and mental strain away from building an enclosure by sharing their experiences and tragedy's, tips and tricks and a multitude of other good information, the 1 biggy for me was finding out bunnings can cut your melamine sheets at $1 per cut, another thing that is a boon to the diy nOObs is this thread on our very own forum http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/...97/building-enclosure-darren-whittaker-76861/ a 1 eyed, 1 armed, 1 legged council worker could follow these directions and end up with something you would be pleased to move into yourself. As a final word there is no better feeling than to look at your enclosure with your animal in it and being able to proudly proclaim "I BUILT THAT MYSELF"........................................................Ron
     
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    I have some very bad news for you Ron....
    This enclosure is way to small for your snake so you will need to build a bigger one.
    You can then put this one on a truck & ship it to me since you will no longer have any use for it lol.....
     
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    Unfortunately "Davesgonefishin" after sinking so much unneccisary cash into the electrics on this build i cannot afford the postage to FNQ so my big girl will just have to make do with this enclosure untill i can build something better lol, but thankyou for your interest ...........................................................Ron
     
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    few more pics of our girl enjoying her new enclosure...............................Ron
     

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    She is a big girl there Ron :) very cool.
     
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    Lots "spent on unnecessary gear"
    and then a $11 thermostat, classic!

    Nice job :)


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    I just wanted to comment & have a slight whinge regarding that certain reptile supplier you mentioned for the fake greenery.
    I recently ordered a fake plant from them, the price was a bit high but it would look good in my viv so I gave in & ordered it.

    It would've been "nice & helpful" if the supplier showed the entire picture of the fake plant, rather than just its leaves & flower...the thing arrived mounted in a plastic pot filled with plaster of paris & thus too tall & bulky to be placed in the viv. Yes, I could've cut the stems from the pot but I'm still in 2 minds whether to send it back or hang onto it for future projects.
     
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    Here in Port we have a shop that specialises in silk/artificial plants and flowers. They have a sound range of plants ranging from tropical species to natives and grasses/shrubs. I found some good inland grass varieties that look great in an inland environment for my Murray Darling. I have been back to size up some more arid native species for my Bredli enclosure and will be using them when my Cape York is old enough for her Jungle theme.

    Their prices are pretty good depending on what you go for......I fully decked out my Murray Darling's enclosure for about $35 (it is not a small enclosure). They also gave good advice on which items could be 'dismantled' and used around an enclosure in smaller 'bunches' to save costs.

    They will also custom design a themed enclosure for you if you give them dimensions and photos.

    Not sure how many towns have shops likes these but I have found them competitive compared to mail order companies...and you can see the item before you buy it.

    Definitely worth checking if there is one in the area when putting together an enclosure.
     
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    Hey there rvcasa, i think maybe you may have read my thread wrong as you will note my main thermostat is the JET-001 day night thermostat which cost a deal more than $11, i think the 1 you refer to is the JET-200 digital thermostat which i installed in conjunction with the extraction fans which have since been removed as not needed, i am sorry if somewhere in my thread i mislead anyone as this was not my intention :) .............................................Ron
     
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