Drainage??

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by Jslawinowski, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Jslawinowski

    Jslawinowski Member

    building a new cage that’s 6ft by 4ft by 2ft. Should I have some type of drainage for this cage?
     
  2. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Every cage should have drainage unless you want a swamp
     
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  3. Jslawinowski

    Jslawinowski Member

    How would you go about a drainage system?
     
  4. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Really depends on your set up. Theres a sticky for drainage ideas at the top.
     
  5. Jslawinowski

    Jslawinowski Member

    Stupid question I’m still new to this site. What do you mean by a sticky at the top?
     
  6. Crashbandit05

    Crashbandit05 Avid Member

    What works easiest for me is to drill holes in the bottom panel for water to drain. Then place a container underneath to collect the water. My enclosure sits on a baker's rack with top shelf holding the cage and the second shelf holds the container.
     
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  7. Grokthecube

    Grokthecube Member

    You could look for a showerpan to use for the base of the cage, since you're custom building. Not sure you can find one that's 4' by 2', but it's probably worth looking online. That would definitely make drainage much easier.
     
  8. Jslawinowski

    Jslawinowski Member

    I wanna put a Trey in the bottom so it’s easier to clean so that means I’d have to have it go through two layers to let it drain. If that makes sense.
     
  9. Remkon

    Remkon Chameleon Enthusiast

    Right now I have a drainage bin under the enclosure but the new enclosures have their dainage running into the backyard trough plumbing...

    Even if I had to do it all over inside the house I would just run a pipe to the balcony (cut a hole in the wall) as it beats having to empty a drainage bin daily, spilling and ruening the floor and an overflown bin if you forget it once.
     
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  10. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Kind of what I am doing. Going to have a small pump in my drainage bin to pump water out the window and water the plants outside.
     

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