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  • [Housing] Securing Bin Enclosures

    I did a quick search and didn't find anything so I thought I'd ask -
    How do y'all secure your bins that aren't in racks? Thankfully Kitten is lazy and doesn't do much moving, let alone escaping but she's got a new bin and I need to put locks on it.

    Thank you in advance!
    Ox

  • #2
    Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

    I imagine using the laches on something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Sterilite-1985...words=Tote+bin
    Binder clips probably also work. If you want to put a lock on it that a child can't accidentally open, drill a hole through the lid and the side and use that for a padlock... or 4 for stability.

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    • #3
      Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

      The bin is just a normal storage sterilite so I don't have those locking latches. I'll probably drill it but I wasn't sure if there was a better way.

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      • #4
        Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

        Binder clips work great depending on the size of the boa. Bigger, stronger boas I would suggest drilling a hole through the lips on the sides and using pad locks.
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        • #5
          Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

          She's 3.5 feet and a year old, will binder clips still do the job? I didn't think they'd be strong enough.

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          • #6
            Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

            If you don't want to risk it, buy 4 padlocks, color them in some way so you can identify them and color the keys the same way. Drill 4 holes in the corners-ish and those should work. With the padlocks you want to get some that are barely bigger than the lip of the bin so there isn't room to lift the lid so she can escape.

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            • #7
              Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

              The larger binder clips would probably work, but for how long? Who knows. Maybe binder clips + bungee cord, but at that point you might as well just drill some holes for pad locks.
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              • #8
                Re: Securing Bin Enclosures

                I wouldn't do a bungee cord as they stretch. I'd try nylon luggage straps or camping tie-downs wrapped around the bin, they are pretty cheap and come with quick-release fasteners for convenience.

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