Introduction: How to Make Your Own Log Hide for Your Reptiles

This Instructable will show you how to make your very own log hide for any reptile or insect.

Step 1: The Materials

For this project you will need:
A 2 litter soda bottle or bigger
A razor blade
styrofoam
sealent
fiol
grout
and toilet paper

Sorry the last two arnt in the picture.

Step 2: The Bottle

The first thing you will need to do is the bottle in half. After, cut the small end were the cap is. Then, cut the end of the bottle off that is used to stand it up. Finally, cut a hole on the side of it.

Step 3: The Bark(or Rock)

The next step is to draw bark shapes or rock shapes into your styrofoam. Then, cut along your lines.

Step 4: Put All Together

After the pieces are cut apply them to your bottle. This is the part were you can use your imagination.. Be sure to leave one inch of clearance on each side of the hide because this hide will be buried.

Step 5: Instalation

Then, put one layer of foil on the inside of the cave.

Step 6: The Texture

Finally, you are going to buy tile grout. A seven pound bag of tile grout only cost $9.00, very cheap if you're willing to go the distance. You will want the mixture to feal mix mustard when you stur it. Apply at least 3 outside and 2 coats to the inside.
 

Step 7: You're Finished!!!

The large opening on the front of the hide is set against the glass so you can see inside.

Comments

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AprilJ26 (author)2016-12-05

... Foil question remains Unanswered... I WAS ALSO CURIOUS... . MAYBE for insulation.....?

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KenseyD (author)2015-12-20

This looks super awesome, but a quick question: why do you use the foil? What does it do? Just curious :)

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izzayzayy123 (author)2015-02-01

may as well just buy one from the store for about £7

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in US it costs a LOT more for pet supplys

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tayfae22 (author)izzayzayy1232015-09-15

I live in the mid US and to buy a reptile hide of any kind can be pretty costly. A hide that big could cost around $35. Most of those things needed can be found around the house, all I would need to buy would be grout and sealant, which would add up to $15. Plus its a neat craft to do with the kids.

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dnavarro10 (author)2015-10-03

Wow, this is so creative! I'm soo gonna make this for my Beardie :3 thanks for the tutorial :)

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cmont (author)2013-12-30

What sealant did you use?

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CAScreate (author)2013-12-15

that's genius!

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Hexpigge (author)2009-12-28

wow! really nice! :)

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blam72 (author)2009-11-29

 Interesting.  I may have to consider this idea.  Thanks for sharing.

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