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Lucky reptile critter box really suitable for avicularia?

Tabitha

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Hi there, I bought one of these as I would like to try an avic, I had one a sling that died at moulting so I’m a bit nervy, especially when I thought the ventilation was o.k.
So I got one of these, as you can see a lot of vents at the top, which I read that you want to keep some humidity so you really only need a few holes at the top but I can screen some of these off, the adjustable vent holes are located in the middle of this box so is that enough? Would I be better adding a few more towards the top and just a few at the base to allow the air to rise OR is this box fine? It’s been suggested on a few sites it is o.k, I don’t have to use it so it’s no problem and custom drill a sling pot.
Many thanks for any help.
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Tnoob

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I got this bernzomatic propane soldering iron today. It's great would do your job just fine. I hear they need good ventilation. I don't see you could do to much damage.
 

Tabitha

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That’s a good idea to burn holes, I was going to drill but the plastic could shatter, I have a small soldering iron so I’ll try, I think it needs a few extra holes.
Thanks.
 

Tnoob

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That’s a good idea to burn holes, I was going to drill but the plastic could shatter, I have a small soldering iron so I’ll try, I think it needs a few extra holes.
Thanks.
I had a hard time drilling into plastic with my dremmel. The bit wants to drift or when it does go it tends to chip and won't make a precise hole. I think it has to do with how plastic reacts when heated from friction.
 
I have used these for all of my Avics or pinktoe species (seeing as they aren't all Avics now!) Always done well without having to make any changes to the critter keeper :)
 

Tabitha

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I had a hard time drilling into plastic with my dremmel. The bit wants to drift or when it does go it tends to chip and won't make a precise hole. I think it has to do with how plastic reacts when heated from friction.
Thanks, I went and bought myself a nice new soldering iron with a set of sharp points so I will give it a go on something, but maybe not these, but a great tip and always good to be able to make clean holes in containers. Thanks.
 

Tabitha

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I have used these for all of my Avics or pinktoe species (seeing as they aren't all Avics now!) Always done well without having to make any changes to the critter keeper :)
Thanks very much, glad you find them successful, especially seeing that I bought Swell reptiles entire stock up earlier and now have 7! :D
Very nice to know you’ve had such good success though, thanks for your help.
Looking forward to getting a few avics.:)
 

Arachnoclown

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For me looks like it would be a nightmare to have to split the entire enclosure apart to maintain. Especially since Avics web at the top. Personally I wouldnt bother with it.
 

Tabitha

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For me looks like it would be a nightmare to have to split the entire enclosure apart to maintain. Especially since Avics web at the top. Personally I wouldnt bother with it.
Thanks, that’s also a very important thought, I have never kept webbers except for my GBB so that’s a very valid point, apart from loss of viewing areas feeding would be o.k because of the top hatch, hmm tricky, well I try one of these anyway with an avic but I warn you..if they aren’t suitable I will just have to buy something else to fill them with! :rolleyes::D
( I just did..I got B auratum and 2 klaasi) shhhhhhhh;)
 

Tabitha

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This is the best advice I have have seen for raising avics ...


And I combine that with these pots, drilled for ventilation obviously ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400ml-Plastic-Cylinder-Jars-with-Black-Screw-Caps-1-50-Multi-Listing/292191936814?hash=item4407ff212e:m:m8swcToNGz2C9aPi-4IyBdg
Thank you for the link to the caresheet, very helpful as I’m nervous about avics.
I’ve been looking through eBay too, they look very nice quality, each looks very tempting as a potential sling pot!
Thanks for the advice.
 
For me looks like it would be a nightmare to have to split the entire enclosure apart to maintain. Especially since Avics web at the top. Personally I wouldnt bother with it.
I found it quite useful with them as the Avic would be at the top in the webbing and you take it apart and put the top section down so they're still contained while you sort out the bottom :)
 

Tabitha

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I found it quite useful with them as the Avic would be at the top in the webbing and you take it apart and put the top section down so they're still contained while you sort out the bottom :)
I will be trialing them soon so I’ll see how it goes, so I guess you could wire a piece of cork into the top and it would stay there and not disrupt the web, if you did need to separate the two halves.
 

Arachnoclown

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I found it quite useful with them as the Avic would be at the top in the webbing and you take it apart and put the top section down so they're still contained while you sort out the bottom :)
So no plants, sticks, cork bark??? Sounds like a boring life for a Avic....please show photos.
 

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