The Outdoor Enclosure

After many weekends of working on the out door cage and Jason's awesome building skills, it is finally finished.

it is 2.5 feet deep by 8 foot wide and 7.5 feet tall. It is built on the outside of one of the 3 sliding glass doors on the back of the house. So you can sit inside and watch the chameleons from the inside and also have access to them form the inside of the house.

View from inside:

The cage location gets full morning sun until about 10:30 am then partial shade.

The floor is lined with indoor/outdoor carpet to prevent crickets from escaping down under the porch.

The outside door is clear acrylic instead of screen.. We did this to discourage anyone climbing on the door to avoid escapes and accidents when the door is open and shut.

We also decided on a solid acrylic roof that was "smoke" color. This is to stop runoff from the house roof from going into the cage during the rain... Also the smoke color will shade a bit from the sun as it gets warmer...

We have a Japanese maple on one side and a ficus on the other side connected by real vines.

We went with screen as a covering instead of larger mesh because of the amount of wasps that seem to be around.. didn't want one flying into the cage and be eaten by a cham.

It is currently housing about 15 young female panther chameleons all sisters.

Lastly here is a youtube video of walking through the cage:


YOu should see it now the plants are all overgrown.. it looks so bare in these photos

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