The Rubbermaid Tub Ideas
We had high hopes for getting a lot of nice ideas about how to use these new Rubbermaid tubs with the clear front panel, especially since they inspired so much discussion on some of the reptile forums.
This has not happened.
Whether it’s because reptile keepers haven’t had the time or initiative to actually use these new tubs or have used them but don’t care to send in a comment, the response has been minimal. As a matter of fact, you will see below that for the most part, the responders have interesting ideas but have not themselves put them into action.
In all fairness to the few people who did take the time to submit a comment, we are publishing the three comments that did arrive. We hope that others will comment about whether they are actually using these tubs and what their experiences have been.
Kevin & Tamara
We live in Belgium and are working with a large collection of different species of geckos, mostly from Madagascar, Oceania and Asia but also with leopard and viper geckos.
We would use these tubs to keep several different species. Now we use just standard hardware store tubs for keeping geckos that are growing up or have to be kept in quarantine for some reason.
We think the front door would be very nice since with our current tubs the escape factor is bigger and there is more stress involved for the animals since we approach them from above.
Also we think they would stack a lot nicer and with some minor adjustments. You could also build in some lighting or even put 2 of them together to create more height.
We were not a big fan of keeping our adult geckos in plastic tubs but as mentioned before we would definitely use them as grow-outs for hatchlings, sub- adults or for quarantine purposes and with these new tubs we see many other great possibilities.
The only problem is that they are not available on the European market yet and since we are living in Belgium we are not able to buy them.
Hopefully in the future. . .
I have a few ideas running through my head on how with modifications they would be perfect for gargoyle babies.
However, my first thought is simply how perfect they would be for storage in the gecko room!! Not having to take the entire pile apart to get clean dishes from the bottom container?!!? I want at least 4 large just for tidy, easy storage!
These containers look ideal for green tree pythons or Amazon tree boas (depending on tub sizes) as the front opening door would make feeding and cleaning very simple!
Aliza is a home care speech therapist living in the Boston area. She has been breeding leopard geckos since 2005 and has also been successful in breeding Coleonyx, African Fat Tail and Gargoyle geckos. Other interests which she pursues in her copious free time include work in ceramics, practicing aikido and surfing the internet.