Plastic Tubs

Watch this video to see how Sara turns a small plastic tub into a suitable enclosure. The tub in this video is too small to be a permanent enclosure but this technique can be applied easily to a larger tub.

How to set up a quarantine tub for a sick snake:We are preparing for intake of a pretty sick little individual in the next couple days. This is the tub I will take with me to work tomorrow so he can go directly into a safe and stable environment as soon as I get my hands on him. I don’t know yet when I will actually be getting him. I like to always be prepared so I am setting this up ahead of time and will keep it with me at work so it’s ready to go.One of our most important goals here at Snake Haus is to help people KEEP their pets snakes by offering guidance and coaching on topics like husbandry, handling, and enclosures. We often provide consultations and coaching for people with snakes that are either sick/injured or have behavioral problems. If they want to keep their pet and learn how to help them get over their problems, we help them make the changes that their animal needs. A tub like this is a very easy but highly effective way to house a sick or injured snake. It may not be pretty but it’s going to do a much better job at controlling the animal’s environment than more elaborate enclosures you’ll see out there. This tub is too small to be a long term enclosure but you could easily do this same system with a much larger tub.Hope you enjoyed this little video tonight from your friendly neighborhood snake lovers. Let us know in the comments what other topics you would like to see us cover in future posts.Cheers!

Posted by Snake Haus on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Let’s review the key points

  • Locking lid
  • Belly heat covers at least half of the bottom of the tub
  • Thermostat runs the belly heat with the probe INSIDE and taped to the floor
  • Thermometer and Hygrometer monitor the inside conditions
  • TWO hides that are small and enclosed
  • water dish in the center so it sits ontop of the belly to evaporate and provide a source of humidity
  • Substrate – a puppy pad with paper on top. Please do not use paper towels as they can be accidentally ingested.