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    Hello! Posting another question...

    For all those who make enclosure out of plastic tubs..

    1) Where do you buy them? How much do you pay?

    2) What size is good for juvies vs. adults?

    3) What do you do to it? (how many holes, etc)

    4) Are the geckos comfortable in it?


    I have several glass tanks. All different shapes and sizes.. But babies will get big and critter keepers or whatever you want to call them will be too small. I only buy glass tanks if I get a good deal.. So, I figured I'd set up plastic enclosures until I find good deals.

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    I purchase mine at either Walmart or Target. They typically cost around $6-$7 per container.

    For single adults I use 66 quart containers, for juveniles I believe it is about 20 quarts.

    I drill holes in two of the sides of the containers, typically two rows of around 8-10 holes. If you plan to use the lids, also drill holes in the lids otherwise there is typically too much humidity. Drill plenty in the top, I don't have an exact count but I would rather have too many than not enough.

    The geckos I have in these Sterilite containers do just fine. I supply plenty of hiding places and fake plants, a lay box, water container and food dish, and bamboo to climb on as well.

    I like the these containers for their simplicity and ease of use. That and they are a cheap alternative especially when you have a lot of geckos. Hope this helps!

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    The above post is almost spot on as to how I go about it.

    $5-$8 usually. 66 quarts I think, for an adult crested. Target.

    Except I make two rows of holes both around the top 3 inches of the container and the bottom, a couple inches up from the very bottom. I do this so that the rows of holes wrap around the entire container.
    I do not drill holes in the lid, however with the extra holes around the bottom, I feel this makes up for that.

    Plenty of hides, plants, branches and things to do is the utmost importance.
    This makes the geckos feel secure and comfortable.

    Larger geckos would of course appreciate a bigger size.

    I feel these work well for Me because They are easily moved around, easy to clean. plus My zoomed plastic plants fit right into the holes that I make.

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    I use 29qt bins from walmart for my juvies 7-15g, they cost about $7 each.

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    Do you have them upright though? Like the lid on the side? Or do you guys have it sitting normally with the lid on the top?


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    I sit them normally, they have enough room and stuff to climb on to be sufficient. Standing them up is a pain with the lids and whatnot.

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    Awesome guys! Thanks so much! I'll go to target tomorrow! ^___^


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    Quote Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
    Mine are like this:

    Hey Laura, do you have holes drilled in your tubs too, or just that screen? What did you use to cut that big hole out?

    I only ask because I used a dremel to make the like 6"x6" hole like that in the top of my roach bin, and hot glued screen on just like that, but it took FOREVER to cut out the hole, and something has to be faster and simpler than that! hahaha

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