Creating a reptile hide with expanding foam and tile grout, this is my first time trying this. I am working on a project for my leopard gecko. For the expanding foam I will use great stuff, but as for the sealant I don't know yet. I am building her a background to climb on since she loves to climb. Non toxic plants for reptile enclosures..1. Completely natural, heat treated, and bug free orchid bark. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this idea, the basic premise is to spray/apply insulation foam to the back and/or sides of the tank, and then push pieces of live rock, crushed coral, or whatever would look interesting and natural as a backdrop, into the drying foam. Then it's sealed with a … Now, with a fair amount of research under my belt, I decided to try my hand at this stuff. AnimalNerd Member. Perlite, a white, Styrofoam-like pellet, is found in many potting soils, and can cause impactions in some reptiles if ingested in large quantities. I'll be sure to post the pics once its done and will also be making some DIY vines out of the stuff. Most of us that make our own furnishings use various kinds of styrofoam as a base (I like the hard styro pink insulation 1" thick sheets) and then use grout or thinset in several (4-8 depending) thin coats to make it "stone-like". Searching other forums there is a post that says they are all safe, but that PDF-safe expanding foam - Reptile Forums If you liked this article, then LIKE this article here! 951. Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AnimalNerd, Aug 12, 2013. Hi all I am looking for some advice on expanding foam in a PDF set-up. The items in instructional above are all safe for reptiles. Safe for all reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Keep bedding dry for desert dwelling animals and for tropical animals spray for humidity. ... More posts from the reptiles community. if anyone knows and good nontoxic sealant that are reptile friendly that would be great if not I will just use the silicone. * Polystyrene foam- comes in one large sheet or a pack of smaller sheets * Foam in a can- there are 2 kinds, make sure to get the kind that hardens. Is this material safe for reptiles? I already know (thanks to the wonderful people on here) that using spray paint is very bad for this project. Common Name / Scientific name I was wondering if you could use the styrofoam like in the packaging of items, the ones they use to secure the merchandise within the box. Styrofoam Safe For Reptiles? Is Expanding Foam Safe? I am considering making a custom backdrop for my crested gecko enclosure using foam boards, expanding foam, aquarium grade silicon, corq bark and coco husk substrate. I am attaching a few hides to the background for her to sleep in. But safe. List of Materials: Polystyrene(styrofoam) I get mine at Home Depot. 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