Feeding forceps?

Mark77

Arachnopeon
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Where do you find these? I've checked some local hobby shops with no luck. I Googled it and found a few science/lab companies offering them. I'd prefer to run out and pick them up somewhere if possible though.

Thanks!
 

Fran

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Ill get you a link where you can get a really long ones, great quality.
there was a guy offering them on the boards months ago, and got several.
hey are like 18" :)
 

malevolentrobot

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12" feeding tongs should be availible at any pet store that is able to order zoo med products. they are kind of expensive (they retail $11 here, but our prices run on the high side), imo, but extremely good to have on hand.
 

Sutekh

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I found tongs and forceps at a reptile expo. I got 12" tongs for $8 there.
 

captmarga

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Our Petsmart carries the 10" ones, for about $9. I also know of a guy that goes to all the gun shows that has a table full of forceps, tongs and such. Various prices. Guess next time I go I'll stock up on them, if they are cheaper than the store (and then priority mail cost).

Marga
 

DrJ

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Cheap does not equal good. Go for quality and get surgical grade stainless steel. Settle for nothing less. I did once, because the price was "right". Well...come to find out, I haven't used the tongs yet and they were already rusted out on me!

I like to know I'm buying quality, and after learning my lesson, I buy all my gear from MidWest Tongs.

Here's a link to their tweezer page: http://tongs.com/tweezer.aspx
 

captmarga

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Cheap does not equal good. Go for quality and get surgical grade stainless steel. Settle for nothing less. I did once, because the price was "right". Well...come to find out, I haven't used the tongs yet and they were already rusted out on me!

I like to know I'm buying quality, and after learning my lesson, I buy all my gear from MidWest Tongs.

Here's a link to their tweezer page: http://tongs.com/tweezer.aspx
These would all be hospital-grade, retired medical equipment... I've bought things from him for years. I buy the locking forceps for when I go fishing. Best thing ever for holding onto a hook when releasing a fish. I stopped buying them for a while when I realized I had locking forceps all over the house (like 6 pairs...)

Marga
 

DrJ

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These would all be hospital-grade, retired medical equipment... I've bought things from him for years. I buy the locking forceps for when I go fishing. Best thing ever for holding onto a hook when releasing a fish. I stopped buying them for a while when I realized I had locking forceps all over the house (like 6 pairs...)

Marga
That's hilarious! I only have two locking forceps. But, I have probably six or seven normal tweezer style. I use them all the time! Feeding the snakes, feeding the Ts, cleaning the Ts, etc, etc. I probably use at least three per week. It just never hurts to have extras just in case.
 
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