Where to find hides?

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I'm preparing to adopt a Russian or Hermann's tortoise one day and have been looking around at supplies, and can't find any opaque plastic tubs to use as hides. I've looked at Home Depot, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Target and Fleet Farm. All I can find are clear totes or very heavy duty, thick plastic round buckets.

I'm just looking for small square or rectangle tubs that are pliable enough to cut with scissors. I do not have anything like that myself at home from old food containers, etc. I don't eat dairy so I don't buy the big gallon tubs of ice cream.

Where do you find your hides? I'm wondering if I have to resort to buying them from reptile-specialty stores/websites.

Thank you.
 

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I'm preparing to adopt a Russian or Hermann's tortoise one day and have been looking around at supplies, and can't find any opaque plastic tubs to use as hides. I've looked at Home Depot, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Target and Fleet Farm. All I can find are clear totes or very heavy duty, thick plastic round buckets.

I'm just looking for small square or rectangle tubs that are pliable enough to cut with scissors. I do not have anything like that myself at home from old food containers, etc. I don't eat dairy so I don't buy the big gallon tubs of ice cream.

Where do you find your hides? I'm wondering if I have to resort to buying them from reptile-specialty stores/websites.

Thank you.
Walmart usually has small black or white totes that work great.
 

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Thank you! Good to know. I'll give it a shot.
Old thread but I still use this one


 

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Walmart has these
 

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If you find one that is too deep, you can cut it. I used a dremel and just made the tub shorter. A dremel also makes cutting the door hole easier.

If you don't have one, treat yourself to a Christmas present. Every home needs at least one dremel...I have two! :) ?
 

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I'm preparing to adopt a Russian or Hermann's tortoise one day and have been looking around at supplies, and can't find any opaque plastic tubs to use as hides. I've looked at Home Depot, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Target and Fleet Farm. All I can find are clear totes or very heavy duty, thick plastic round buckets.

I'm just looking for small square or rectangle tubs that are pliable enough to cut with scissors. I do not have anything like that myself at home from old food containers, etc. I don't eat dairy so I don't buy the big gallon tubs of ice cream.

Where do you find your hides? I'm wondering if I have to resort to buying them from reptile-specialty stores/websites.

Thank you.
I found this, and he LOVES it! He will push it around his enclosure all day long! Upside down Kleenex box. He was outgrowing hides every two weeks!
 

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I've used a recycling bin turned upside down, dish washing bins that you can cut with scissors, and the tops of cat litter boxes that already have a space on them for the tortoise to enter.

I have also used cork boards tilted at an angle against the wall for a makeshift hide that she seems to love. There are really big ones like 18x24 you can find https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019J6GCC/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
 

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I found this, and he LOVES it! He will push it around his enclosure all day long! Upside down Kleenex box. He was outgrowing hides every two weeks!
We used the same thing and Snoopy destroyed them about every two months ?
 

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I'm preparing to adopt a Russian or Hermann's tortoise one day and have been looking around at supplies, and can't find any opaque plastic tubs to use as hides. I've looked at Home Depot, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Target and Fleet Farm. All I can find are clear totes or very heavy duty, thick plastic round buckets.

I'm just looking for small square or rectangle tubs that are pliable enough to cut with scissors. I do not have anything like that myself at home from old food containers, etc. I don't eat dairy so I don't buy the big gallon tubs of ice cream.

Where do you find your hides? I'm wondering if I have to resort to buying them from reptile-specialty stores/websites.

Thank you.
I use black dishwashing tubs from Walmart. $1.82.

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I found this, and he LOVES it! He will push it around his enclosure all day long! Upside down Kleenex box. He was outgrowing hides every two weeks!
If your substrate were damp, as it should be, you'd see that cardboard won't hold up.
 

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If your substrate were damp, as it should be, you'd see that cardboard won't hold up.
Yep, between that and getting trampled they didn’t last very long. Thank goodness for a snotty kid, tissue boxes are never in short supply! But we did eventually move to a plastic box. ?
 
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