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#784850 - 05/27/09 03:11 AM Food Catch Kitchens for Repts...
Amanda1981
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About a month and a half ago, I became REALLY tired of shakin' the junk out of the bottom of my rept everyday... especially since I live in an apartment, and people look at me like I'm crazy as corn and peas fly off of fleece from my back balcony. ohwell

I also am pretty picky, so I wanted the food up on a shelf AND I didn't want it to move around. smile Not much to ask for, right? Actually, it wasn't too bad.

Here's what I came up with!
Top closed:

Top open:

Inside (a look at the "hinges"):

Up close, the links that hold the bottom on:


If you want one, you'll need:

* one 1x1' square from one of those wire shelf units (like this one: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61rRYg8G60L._AA260_.jpg)
* one sterilite shoebox. (kinda like this one: http://www.housewaresandbeyond.com/p1325...-Container.html)
* a few zip ties (I'm sure you have some, right? LOL)
* 4 of these little mini links ( find them here )
* Either a razor blade, OR a hole saw & drill.
* Drill/Dremel tool
* something to sand down the rough edge when you cut the hole. (sand paper, or, it's small enough that you can use a high-grit nail buffer... like I did. grin LOL


Some assembly required. If you REALLY want a full walkthrough, I can write one up. It wasn't that hard, but it's hard to explain.


But I really am happy with this little tidbit. I can pop the bottom off every day, wash it out and stick it back on. If the top gets icky, I just clip the zipties, stick it in the dish washer, and TA-DA! I'm in love with it. I almost never have nermers (yes, that's the technical term for ewwies) in the bottom of the cage now!

Just thought I'd share!

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#784863 - 05/27/09 05:37 AM Re: Food Catch Kitchens for Repts... [Re: ]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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Great idea, Amanda clap Thanks for the instructions on how to do it, too. I'm sure many people will find this very helpful thumb
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#784950 - 05/27/09 12:04 PM Re: Food Catch Kitchens for Repts... [Re: ]
AprilS Offline
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Registered: 11/01/07
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Loc: KC, MO
Originally Posted By: Amanda1981
I also am pretty picky, so I wanted the food up on a shelf


OK..... So is this up high in the rep? How is it attached?

Also, I couldn't tell....is the top attached to the wire shelf, too?

I really like this. thumb I have a PVC coated wire cage and we use one of those 'igloos' over the food at the bottom of the cage and it works just fine. I can't IMAGINE the mess I'd have without it. But.... I think they would prefer to eat up high. I put a 'treat' bowl up on one of their shelves once in a while and even if what I put in there isn't that much of a 'treat', they often will eat it better than if it is down on the ground in the igloo. So is it because it's usually a 'treat' or because it's up high? Don't know, but would like to try something up higher (but covered!)

I also have 100 gal rep that I use for travel. Since the family we visit think we are weird enough as it is roflmao and I like to keep the mess down at their house, something besides shaking out fleece would be a plus.

So..... More details. How about a picture of it in the cage? wink

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#784998 - 05/27/09 01:28 PM Re: Food Catch Kitchens for Repts... [Re: AprilS]
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Registered: 07/24/08
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How do they get in?
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#785009 - 05/27/09 01:57 PM Re: Food Catch Kitchens for Repts... [Re: AprilS]
Amanda1981
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Originally Posted By: AprilS
Originally Posted By: Amanda1981
I also am pretty picky, so I wanted the food up on a shelf


OK..... So is this up high in the rep? How is it attached?

Also, I couldn't tell....is the top attached to the wire shelf, too?


EEK! Sorry, I didn't even THINK of putting a pic of it in the cage up here. tounge Duh. Yes, it's on the middle tier of my reptarium. (I build mine, so I have a center bar, but you can stick it in the corner joint and it should work just fine.)

(excuse the mess, Rodan is a messy eater and it's about time to throw it in the dishwasher.)


Yes, the top is attached in the back with 2 zip ties. smile I wanted it to flap open, but I also wanted the top to STAY ON! LOL I hate when things are on the floor in the morning that were NOT supposed to be reset toys.

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#785010 - 05/27/09 01:58 PM Re: Food Catch Kitchens for Repts... [Re: happygypsymoth]
Amanda1981
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Originally Posted By: happygypsymoth
How do they get in?
Sorry! It's hard to see, but in the side, there is a 3" hole that I cut out.

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#785044 - 05/27/09 03:10 PM Re: Food Catch Kitchens for Repts... [Re: ]
AprilS Offline
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Registered: 11/01/07
Posts: 205
Loc: KC, MO
You are SO clever! I do love it. I've got side from a wire shelving that are smaller than normal. It was called a 'mini'. I used them for hanging tent time toys and had some left over. I just ma have to give this a shot. Thanks for the great idea!!! dance

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