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Old 03-10-2005, 05:19 AM
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Does anyone build their own cages? I was recently in my local Home Depot and noticed some materials that would probably make a very nice chameleon home. If anyone has experience or advice, I would greatly appreciate it.

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I have no confidence in my building skills so I bought my cage. I wanted it to look good. Has anyone used the Reptarium? I saw a big one at petsmart the other day. Wondering if they would be good for chameleons. The screen openings seemed kind of small. Also what about the oceanic lizard lounge?

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How to build one


High quality

Ive seen standard screen cages everywhere. Ebay even has a selection.
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:39 PM
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Thanks for the links! The estimated prices lead me to believe the money saved by making my own might not be worth it. I will do some pricing next time I am at Lowes or Home Depot.
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Our you can keep your eyes out for a good deal on a cage in the paper or internet. You can find something cheap that needs a little work and TLC, if your willing to do a little work and refurbish something it can save you tons of money.

For instance you can check this thread

http://www.chameleonforums.com/forum...topic.php?t=17

and see what I'm working on now. The whole set up only cost me $125 bones for the cage and the base, supplies were extra but I only need a little bit of sand paper and some sealant. The cage even came with lights and all the wiring need ta boot.

Not a bad deal if ya ask me.
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Old 06-16-2005, 04:22 PM
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Hello all,

Does anyone build their own cages? I was recently in my local Home Depot and noticed some materials that would probably make a very nice chameleon home. If anyone has experience or advise, I would greatly appreciate it.
Ahhhh... as a matter of fact, yes! Hubby has built over 200 cages - most for chameleons, but many for beardies and blue-tongue skinks.

Need help with the design?

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well I use repitariams, I find them very handy! They are measley $30 for 65 gallon setups! I know custom cages look little better but, why go through so much hassel? They also can withstand direct basking lights and very durable.
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Old 06-22-2005, 04:41 PM
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Yep I have matter of fact bought all my item's from Home depot, built 3 of these, made of pine stain and polyurethane. Done cheaply enough.




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Very nice! I am jealous. Not only do the cages look sharp, but the inside of the cages look fantastic. You must have some happy chams

Three questions:
  • What are the cage dimensions?
  • What material are you using for the floor?
  • Are those all live plants? What kind?
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2 outside cages 24x24x48 center cage 24x32x48 all inches.

Nothing on floor just 1/4 hardware cloth screening, that's why the tray is there to catch feces, water, dirt etc.


Live plants used Ficus Benjamin, Palm plant, Crotons and Potho's.

Fake plants on walls only to block view from each other, you know how those veileds are.
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:43 PM
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well I use repitariams, I find them very handy! They are measley $30 for 65 gallon setups! I know custom cages look little better but, why go through so much hassel? They also can withstand direct basking lights and very durable.
I started with a 65 gallon reptarium, as seen in center was OK until they grew out of it. Zippers sucks, bad lighting etc but worked ok.

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