Venomous reptile water top up

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Venomous reptile water top up

Postby Qball » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 am

Hey guys
Just thought I'd share one of my ideas. Been using it for a few months now and haven't had any problems.
I can top up my water bowls after a lot of evaporation from outside the enclosure, just put the pipe into the water bowl and squeeze the bottle.
It's just a 2 litre coke bottle with a hole drilled in the top, then push a fish tank air line into the hole. Must be a really tight fit so it doesn't pop out, or leak water. Then made a wire brace to hold the pipe straight, cable tied and bent it fast to the pipe.

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Nothing major, but just makes things safer, and that's never a bad thing... :D
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Re: Venemous retile water top up

Postby Smeegle » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:47 am

Awesome tip, thanks for sharing!

I'll definitely make use of your idea, we need more stuff like this:)
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Re: Venomous reptile water top up

Postby Bushviper » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:12 pm

That will work nicely. Just remember to thoroughly wash the water bowls every week or ten days even if they do not mess in it.
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Re: Venomous reptile water top up

Postby Qball » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:44 pm

I only use it to top up and when I've washed the bowls and have placed them in the cage to be filled up. Easier as I don't spill trying to balance a full bowl...
Bowls get washed once a week, and whenever there is a mess in it. Have an excel file printout on my cupboard with feeding/cleaning schedules etc.
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Re: Venomous reptile water top up

Postby deleray » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Found that 5 or 10l pressurized garden sprayers with a long handheld nozzle work a charm. You can hit the water bowl from the other side of the cage if need be and control the amount of water nicely. They are a bit pricey though but worth it.
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Re: Venomous reptile water top up

Postby nicolaas » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:52 am

Hey guys here's another way to water you venomous water bowls,by using these annoying vuvazelas. It has worked very well for me so far and I'm a proud owner of a vuvazela in my snake room.lol...
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Re: Venomous reptile water top up

Postby nicolaas » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:01 am

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Re: Venomous reptile water top up

Postby iiviii » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:46 am

@nicolaas, what snake are you housing in that setup (first picture)? Is there not a chance that the snake could try and make a break for the gap? I think the idea in the second photo looks good. As long as the hole at the top can be closed securely.
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