If you're a snake breeder and you've been looking for a perfect reptile hide for your snakes, you don't have to worry anymore. I've brought to you these 25 DIY snake hides you can make at home with little or no cost.
The snakes' hides are very simple and functional. Also, you have the ability to customize the snake hide to anything you like since you're doing it yourself. Check out the tutorials below and pick one. Then get to work.
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1. DIY Reptile Hide
See here how to make a realistic reptile hide from simple materials you can find at home. It is very simple and cheap. The instructor tries as much as possible to make the shake of the hide look like a rock by spray painting the design in different types of colors. The project can take a lot of time but if you're doing it as fun it won't matter too much.
2. How To Make A DIY Snake Hide
This DIY snake hide is really amazing and cheap. All you need is a balloon, paper, and wax. Prepare the wax by mixing it with water to get a thick mixture. Cut the paper into strips and put them in the wax. Mix the paper with the wax and remove it strip by strip.
Blow the balloon and tie the opening, then use the waxed strips of paper to cover the balloon. Once it's a little bit dried. Deflate the balloon and you will have half of a circle.
3. How To Make A Reptile Hide
Here is a reptile hide made from a plastic bowl and some other materials. Cut out one side of the plastic bowl and turn it face down. Cover the plastic bowl with spray foam and allow it to dry very well and it can take up to a week. However, the use of oil-based paint or sealer is not advisable for a reptile hide.
4. How To Make A Snake Hide With $1
You can get this amazing snake hide for as low as $1 at the dollar store. The snake hide is portable and can be carried easily from one place to another because it has two handles. Once you put the snake inside, you don't need to get it out anytime you want to check on it.
All you need to do is to open the box and see if the snake lays eggs and close it back. The box has one opening for the snake to crawl in or out of the box.
5. DIY Simple Snake Home
Many snakes really like a snug space to fit in especially when it is time for them to shed their skin. All you need is plywood sheets, a laser cutter, and other materials as listed in this guide. But, don't worry about the laser cutter, you can use any freehand tools to make your own if you don't have a laser cutter.
6. DIY Reptile Hide Tutorial
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to mold a reptile hide using insulated foam, hot glue, S sanded grout, Minwax fast-drying polyurethane clear satin, and different types of knives. The first step is to draw the shape of the hide on a sheet of paper to be familiar with what you want to make.
7. DIY Custom Reptile Hide
This is an amazing and functional reptile hide that is most suitable for desert reptiles. It doesn't require higher moisture if you want to get your desired outcome. Click the link below to the list of materials needed and the process of building the reptile hide.
8. How To Make A Snake Hide
Check out this instructable guide on how to make a simple snake hide at home. Here is what you need for the hide: soda bottle, razor blade, styrofoam, sealant, foil paper, grout, and toilet paper. Click the link below to learn more. Trust me, your snake will love this hide.
9. DIY Natural Snake Hide
Bryce did a really good job by making this natural snake hide using spray foam and silicone. The project can be a little bit messy but the outcome looks more realistic. Because of the messy process and the silicone glue, you need a glove to protect your hand. Also, don't wear nice clothes when varying this project.
10. DIY Hide For Huge Snake
Learn how to hide a huge snake by yourself using sift plastic, straight edge, plastic cutter, and sandpaper. Get a large soft plastic container with a lid or without a lid. Mark where you want to cut out with the straight edge and cut right on the mark with the cutter. After cutting, sand the edges and you're good to go. Place the plastic upside down and let your snake crawl in.
11. DIY Snake & Lizard Hide
See here how to make a snake and lizard hide from spray foam and hot glue. The shape hides a half cube with a square front. It is very simple to make and doesn't require much time and energy. Watch the video tutorial for more tips on how to make it.
12. How To Make A DIY Snake Hide
To make a giant snake hide, all you need is a soft plastic that is big enough to accommodate the snake. All you need to do is to cut a hole on one side of the plastic for the snake to crawl in and out. You can get the soft plastic at a very cheap price at any available store.
13. DIY Cardboard Snake Hide
Get your snake a cardboard hide box! Attach a toilet paper to the side of a cardboard box and trace the edge of the paper on the cardboard and cut out a hoke. Push the toilet paper into the hole. Then, place a moist paper towel on the cardboard box for humidity.
14. DIY Natural Snake Hide
For this rock-like snake hide, you need an expanding foam. However, while working with an expanding foam it easily sticks to the table or the surface you're working with but it doesn't stick to a greaseproof paper. You will need greaseproof paper alongside the expanding foam. See the link below for the full details.
15. How To Make A Snake Hide
If you have a hold hide, you can use it as a template to make a new snake hide but with a little more creativity. Start by cutting an insulated foam to the size of the old container. Cut out 2 pieces of the foam and make an opening to it. Use silicone to join both pieces together. Cut another piece to cover the top and you're good to go.
16. Making A DIY Reptile Hide
Plastic always makes a snake hide easier because you don't have to be building the hide from scratch. All you need to do if you're using plastic is to get a soldering iron and make a hole on one side of the plastic which will be the opening for the snake to crawl in and out of the hide.
Aside from plastic and soldering iron, other materials used included dried Coco fiber and paintbrush.
17. How To Make A Cheap Snake Hide
If you're a beginner as a snake breeder, you will need these small snake hides that can accommodate hatchings. However, you can use any size of plastic container but in this video tutorial, the instructor used some small food plastic with blunt edges.
18. How To Build A Snake Hide
Here is how to make a simple and inexpensive snake hide. The materials required include greaseproof paper, acrylic paint, paper, scissors, mesh sieve, pot, clear PVA glue, and mixing bowl. See the video to learn how to mix these materials to give the snake hide.
19. DIY Hobbit Hole Hide
This amazing hobbit hole is made from PVC pipe and spray foam. Fort gets the two materials ready. Then, prepare the PVC pipe and place it on a flat table. Now, get the spray foam and spray it all over the PVC pipe. Once the PVC is covered in foam, allow it to dry properly and scrape off the excess foam. By this time, your hobbit hole will be ready.
20. Huge DIY Reptile Cave
It is hard sometimes to get the right size, shape, and color of a reptile cave. The most favorable and effective way out for a snake breeder is to make the snake cave at home. By making it yourself, you will have the ability to make the right size, shape, and color that you want.
21. How To Make A Reptile Hide
Learn how to make this reptile hideout PVC using materials like Dremel, green paint, hacksaw, clear spray shellac, acrylic craft paint(coffee beans and licorice color). Start by cutting down the PVC pipe to your preferred length. Then, sand it down thoroughly before applying paint to it.
22. DIY Ball Python Hide
See here how to make a super simple, effective, strong, and easy to clean ball python hide for as little as $1. All you need for the ball python hide is a strong and clear plastic container with a lid, a paper towel, and a soldering iron. Use the soldering iron to make a door opening to the bottom sides of the container and you're good to go.
23. How To Reptile Hide
For this reptile hide, you need an insulated foam and non-toxic sealant that's why styrofoam and silicide are selected. Other things you need include measuring tape, a cutter to cut the foam, a clear tank for the body, and a sheet of paper. It is easy and fast once you have all these materials.
24. PVC Snake Hide DIY
All you need for this snake hide is a piece of PVC pipe. You can leave both ends of the pipes open. Also, you can leave the pipe in white color, but if you want to paint it, get high grit sandpaper to sand before applying the paint. Watch the video to learn more about the PVC snake hide.
25. DIY Snake Hide
If you're a snake breeder, you need to have this snake hide for your small snakes. It is very simple yet functional. All you need to do is to get a soft plastic lid. Turn it over and the lid becomes the bottom. Make a door/open just some inches above the lid. This is the door that will serve as an entrance for the snake.
There you have it! 25 amazing DIY snake hides you can make by yourself if you're a snake breeder. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to use the comments section if you have any questions or contributions regarding this article.