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Snake Restraining Tubes – Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to handle a snake, but the snake had other plans? Maybe it was a particularly feisty python or a curious corn snake that just wouldn’t cooperate. Well, fear not! The solution to your snake-handling woes lies in the humble snake restraining tube. 

At Animal Equipment by Stoney LLC, we’ve got you covered with our range of high-quality, snake restraint tubes, designed specifically for zoologists, herpetologists, and anyone brave enough to handle our slithery friends.

What Are Snake Tubes?

Snake tubes, also known as snake restraint tubes, are transparent polycarbonate tubes designed to safely and securely hold snakes. Made from clear, durable polycarbonate, these tubes are nearly indestructible. They won’t shatter or collapse in your hands like cheaper alternatives. 

Snake tubes are versatile, allowing for various procedures such as sexing, blood drawing, and even minor surgeries, thanks to the ability to drill holes or add slots while maintaining their strength.

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Why and How Are Snake Tubes Used?

Professionals use snake tubes to ensure the safe handling of snakes. These tubes are essential for minimizing stress and potential harm to both the handler and the snake.


Handling: Snake tubes provide a secure method for catching and restraining snakes. By gently guiding the snake into the tube, handlers can safely control even the most stubborn serpents.

Medical Procedures: Whether it’s for sexing, medication application, drawing blood, or performing surgeries, snake tubes are indispensable tools. Their transparent nature allows for close monitoring of the snake during these procedures.

Viewing: Snake tubes also enable safe viewing and examination of snakes, making them perfect for educational demonstrations and research.

How to Use Snake Restraining Tubes Efficiently

Choosing the right size tube is crucial. At Animal Equipment by Stoney LLC, we offer various sizes to accommodate different snake species and sizes. Our 3-piece and 6-piece sets ensure you have the right tube for any situation.


To insert a snake into a tube, gently guide its head into the tube opening. Most snakes will instinctively move forward into the tube. Once the snake is inside, you can safely perform the necessary procedures.

Procedure Tips

Calm Approach: Handle the snake gently and calmly to reduce stress.

Secure Holding: Ensure the snake is securely held within the tube but not overly confined.

Monitor: Continuously monitor the snake’s behavior to ensure it remains calm and comfortable.

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Cleaning and Maintenance

Regular cleaning of your snake tubes is essential to maintain hygiene and the integrity of the polycarbonate material.

Cleaning Instructions

Materials Needed: Use warm, soapy water or isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Avoid other chemicals as they may damage the polycarbonate.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Rinse: Rinse the tube with warm water to remove any debris.

Clean: Apply soapy water or isopropyl alcohol and scrub gently.

Rinse Again: Rinse thoroughly to ensure all soap or alcohol is removed.

Dry: Allow the tube to air dry completely before reuse.

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Related Products by Animal Equipment by Stoney LLC

Mini Telescoping Hook: Perfect for safely handling smaller snakes.

Snake Bags: Ideal for secure and breathable transportation. 

Rock Cliff Hook: A sturdy hook for maneuvering larger snakes.

Poly Gaboona Snake Hook: Lightweight and durable, designed for the toughest jobs. 

In summary, snake tubes are essential tools for anyone involved in handling snakes. They offer safety, versatility, and durability, making them indispensable for professionals and enthusiasts alike. 

So, next time you’re faced with a wriggly reptile, remember that a trusty snake restraining tube might just save the day. For more information and to browse our full range of products, be sure to visit our product page at www.aestoney.com/products.

Animal Equipment by Stoney LLC is dedicated to providing top-notch animal handling and capture equipment. We pride ourselves on our strong, lightweight products, innovative solutions, and exceptional customer service. For any inquiries or to learn more about our offerings, visit our website or contact us directly.

And remember, handling snakes is no joke – unless you’re telling your friends about the time you skillfully used a snake tube and felt like a real-life snake charmer!