My original plan was to use poultry mesh because I liked the idea of letting more sunlight into the cage. But then realized that there are lightning bugs where I live which are poisonous, so I need something that keeps insects out. Also had concerns of his tongue hitting the poultry mesh and...
Here's the parts list, it totaled around $55-$60 from Home Depot
3-way corner fitting
3/4" x 3/4" x 3/4"
1" x 1" x 3/4"
3/4" x 10'
I started by building the cage in MS Paint (don't hate)...
I am on the fence with how to handle locking the doors, I want to avoid cutting anything, if possible. I am thinking of maybe installing hooks from the top, one for each door, that I can hook/rest the doors onto when closed, and then use a slide-lock on the doors, locking them to each other, as...
I bought 4 T fittings, slightly over-sized (1" to fit over 3/4" PVC) to work as hinges. I had to cut off one arm of the T on each to reduce the gap to the frame, and then dremel out some material to make it large enough to slide over the elbow fitting.
There is a slight door-to-frame...
I have no idea why 2 of them are there to be honest, only 1 is in use. Maybe the empty ones are needed to stabilize/eliminate pressure in the house when the heat or AC is on? This floor was renovated after flooding from hurricane sandy, you'd think they would have closed up the holes if they...
Here are some pics of the outdoor PVC enclosure I am working on. Furnishings and mesh are work in progress.
60" tall x 48" wide x 27" deep
3/4" PVC pipe
Day 1 - Outside frame
Day 2 - The remainder of the frame
Day 3 - Doors
Day 4 - A happy chameleon
Looks good so far, nice job. What are the dimensions? Where about in NJ are you? I'm in Monmouth county.
I am working on a cage built out of PVC pipes. My plan is to use it outside in the summer and bring it inside for the winter. I originally planned on going 3 feet deep but I think it may be...
I forget the last time I cocooned, but read that they do get smaller.
I unloaded around 100 worms to my local pet store yesterday. Next time I buy 250 eggs, I am only hatching 30 -50. But, if all goes to plan, I will have my own eggs and I can pull only as much as I need out of the fridge.
If it was me I would put something more comfortable up there for basking and UVB, like a branch he can relax on. And you also want to be careful not to give too much UVB, so if it's a fresh bulb I would space it out a bit, maybe 6-8"? You wouldn't want him within inches of the tube.