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This is step-by-step instructions on how I made my reptile hide. The snake hides at stores and the ones you can buy online are so expensive. $20 or $30 for a hide is ridiculous. The materials a a little pricy but you can use them to make multiple hides instead of paying $30 for just one. So this is how I made mine for my 2 month old ball python. I only have a picture of the finished product because I forgot to take pictures during the process. I apologize.
 
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Step 1: I. Materials

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Before you do anything, you want to gather your materials. This is the stuff I used and I highly recommend all of these products.
Materials:
1. Great Stuff insulating foam sealant gaps & cracks- $5 at Mennards
2. Minwax fast-drying polyurethane clear satin- about $6 at Walmart
3. 2 cheap paint brushes- about $1 at Mennards
4. Styrofoam- you don't really need to buy styrofoam you can find it anywhere we just bought a new microwave so we had foam leftover from the packaging
5. Exacto knife- I have no idea where to buy these or how much they are but you could probably use any small sharp knife mainly for detail and it cuts through the foam very easily and cleanly
6. Bread knife- you most likely have one in your kitchen
7. Hot glue gun- $8 at Michael's
8. Markers- chances are you have some (specifically I used sharpie)
9. Keracolor S Sanded Grout- $10 at Mennards
10. (Optional) Crock pet bowl- $2 at Walmart--- I HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS FOR SMALL REPTILES IT GIVES YOU A BASE AND MAKES THINGS MUCH EASIER

Step 2: II. Plan

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Make a plan of what you want to do. Just grab a piece of paper and make a sketch of your idea. Get your ideas down and this will be a lot easier.
wstepjim10 months ago
Thanks can't wait to make one :)
BigBadgers200110 months ago
It looks great. For my vivarium I used card and paper mache to build a hide, but this is far more hard wearing. well done.
erin_smith8212 (author)  BigBadgers200110 months ago
Thank you very much!
astral_mage10 months ago
soo why not make another one then?
erin_smith8212 (author)  astral_mage10 months ago
I'm planning on doing so soon!