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    i have two ball pythons which are both doing great but seeing as how they are almost 4 feet in length i have discovered a problem. i always have a water bowl in the tank (of course) but they seem to always knock it over leaving this great mildew smell. yuck! i need ideas on a 1 a heavier bowl, or 2 a bowl with some sort of suction cups on it so they can't knock it over. thanks in advance for any advice! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    good luck, my ball python always knocked over his bowl right after i cleaned his cage. the solution i found, and this only works if you have a cage big enough, is to go to Wally World or similar store and buy a rubbermaid container big enough for one of them to curl up and soak in. now cut a hole in the center of the lid so that they can slither in and out. this way they cant really get enough leverage to accidentally knock it over as the lid will distribute their wieght and the "dish" wont tip over as they slither in the center hole. hope this helps,
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    What material is the bowl? What material is the enclosure? I have seen acrylic and ceramic bowls, lagged to wooden cage floors. This won't work for glass though
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    I use very shallow terra cotta bowls.

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    Ozzy asked a good question. Lots of pet dishes are wider on the bottom than the top, so they can get kicked, but not knocked over completely. Most pet stores have cheap plastic ones of that design. If you are using a normal bowl like a cereal bowl, then I would change to the more conventional pet bowls. If you have that type of bowl and they are still knocking it over, either use rattler's suggestion or put sedatives in their mice.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    VELCRO! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] That's what I do with my ferrets food bowl that they kept taking off with,so I just velcroed it to the bottom [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    A shallow tray instead?

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