can i use this instead of the store bought fake vines
If you are using it for a bunch of cages, its alot more than a few bucks! I highly reccomend it. It works great. While sealing the ends up is a good idea, in my opinion, as long as you cut it nice and square, it will be fine. I have done it for quite a while. You must be careful to get wiring that doesn't have a thin clear coat of plastic on top of it. What I mean is, you obviously wanted coated wire, but some also have a clear coat on top of that. Chameleons can't get a very good grip on that. Just make sure you feel the wire and make sure the chameleon can get a grip on it before you buy it. I am sure they make it without the clear coat on it in other colors, but I have only been able to find it in white, which is just as well because Its easier to tell if their is fecal matter on it. It doesn't look quite as good, but they love it just the same. Good luck. Here's some pics of the cham's on the wire.an irishmen said:thanks to everyone who replyed to this thread this will save me a few bucks.
Keep in mind that chameleons often have pretty sharp nails which will tear through the shrink wrap.lowendfrequency said:I've been pondering the idea of threading rope through some green or brown shrinkwrap and shrinking it down tight. It should take on the texture of the rope (good for grip) while being watertight and easily cleanable as well as asthetically pleasing.
If you use the electrical "Shrink to Fit" conection sealer, that is pretty thick and a chams claws shouldnt go through it. However they are only about 4 inch's long and it might not be cost effective to do. It would also take you a while to do a decent length.Snail Tail said:Keep in mind that chameleons often have pretty sharp nails which will tear through the shrink wrap.
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