Snake loves it a lot more than I do
If my snake didn't love this product so much, I would never have bought the second one after the first one had a piece simply break off in my hands while I removed it for a tank cleaning one day. This seems to get a lot of mildew? algae? mold? I don't know what the stuff is, but over time, it makes the material softer, especially around the edges of the top and bottom. But...my snake ADORES his "hidey-hole", as we call it. He goes in there to sleep, he goes in when he feels stressed out, and he even goes in there to relax and lays his head out along the edge of the hole so he can watch tv with us. (I know he doesn't REALLY WATCH TV, but he seems to be able to (based on sight and the heat of the tv?), when we are watching a show about reptiles...LOL) . If I hadn't bought him a new one, he would have been really upset.. So overall, my ball python loves it, so it is worth buying a new one when the old one wears out.