Panther Enclosure Completed :-)

iTsJusTMe

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Well almost completed my 30" ReptiSun 5.0 UVB T5 should be on my doorsteps in less then 3 hours and my Ambilobe Panther should be here tomorrow before or at 10:30. So excited haha but anyways list of things in the enclosure.

•18''Wx30''Lx48''H screen cage that i built myself :D
•Some treated branches from back yard.
•3 small vines and 1 large
•Two Zoomed digital thermometers (One side of cage reads 90.5 and the other reads 76.5)
•One Zoomed humidity gauge (Humidity is at 65-75 at most times)
•some fake foliage
•Ficus tree,Umbrella tree,Bromeliad plant and 2 Spider Plants (live)
•75w basking light which has basking area from 85º-90º and 2' grow light
•Mistking starter system
•Walgreens dual ultrasonic humidifier
•Some 2" rocks on top of topsoil/sand

I put a lot of time and effort into this and already wanting to do it again for another cham :D. Open to any suggestions thanks.
 

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kgallego

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Well almost completed my 30" ReptiSun 5.0 UVB T5 should be on my doorsteps in less then 3 hours and my Ambilobe Panther should be here tomorrow before or at 10:30. So excited haha but anyways list of things in the enclosure.

•18''Wx30''Lx48''H screen cage that i built myself :D
•Some treated branches from back yard.
•3 small vines and 1 large
•Two Zoomed digital thermometers (One side of cage reads 90.5 and the other reads 76.5)
•One Zoomed humidity gauge (Humidity is at 65-75 at most times)
•some fake foliage
•Ficus tree,Umbrella tree,Bromeliad plant and 2 Spider Plants (live)
•75w basking light which has basking area from 85º-90º and 2' grow light
•Mistking starter system
•Walgreens dual ultrasonic humidifier
•Some 2" rocks on top of topsoil/sand

I put a lot of time and effort into this and already wanting to do it again for another cham :D. Open to any suggestions thanks.
Looks fairly similar to my system. I noticed you're using the same exact ultrasonic humidifier that I use.

I'm in the process of building one also. A couple neat features that I'm adding are:

- Side-by-side 24" x 24" x 48" (Two cages, so total size 24" x 48" x 48")
- Red Oak Wood frame
- Glass doors on front, glass panels on back
- Aluminum Screen on top, Aluminum Screen on 24" x 48" sides
- Build in 11" deep Soil planter box on bottom for live plants (no pots)
- Build in misting system, mists from all 4 top corners and from 4 edges 1/2 way down (8 nozzles per cage, 16 total: Mist parts and nozzles bought from mistcooling.com)
- Enclosed from Eye view box at the top to house all lights
- 48" vertical light runners on inside edges behind door. Manually controlled and for display only (not on all the time)

Here's the work in progress:

 

kgallego

Member
Lol, the funny thing is that this is going to be, with the potting soil, about a 400 lb cage to house two 3 oz lizards, lol.
 

Yak

New Member
cant wait to see your finish project on the wood cage,

congrats to the maker of the aluminum screen cage. I bet that was hard.

show us your new baby
 

iTsJusTMe

New Member
cant wait to see your finish project on the wood cage,

congrats to the maker of the aluminum screen cage. I bet that was hard.

show us your new baby
The cage looks great man. Your new little guy is gonna have a blast exploring that setup.
Looks VERY nice, great job!
Thanks guys :D

Lol, the funny thing is that this is going to be, with the potting soil, about a 400 lb cage to house two 3 oz lizards, lol.
thats some good craftsmanship there good job.
 

NorCalAnthony

Avid Member
ItsJusTMe: Your cage looks really good. Only thing I'd suggest is to add some more vines/branches for horizontal pathways towards the top. I noticed with my chams that they like to be up high and would climb the screen sides until I filled in the cage with more pathways up where they wanted to be. Looks great so far, you're going to have one lucky little cham:)


Kgallego: Wow looks great so far. Only thing I'd recommend is installing some casters to make it easier to move around. The solid oak cage I built easily weighs a couple hundred pounds or more with all the plants so I installed some heavy duty casters from Home Depot to make it easy to move. They cost a little extra but they're a real life saver if you ever have to move the cage for cleaning or when it comes tome to move. Great job so far:)
 
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iTsJusTMe

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They are both awesome cages.
:cool:
Thanks :D

ItsJusTMe: Your cage looks really good. Only thing I'd suggest is to add some more vines/branches for horizontal pathways towards the top. I noticed with my chams that they like to be up high and would climb the screen sides until I filled in the cage with more pathways up where they wanted to be. Looks great so far, you're going to have one lucky little cham:)
You know now that you mentioned that I I think I do need some more horizontal branches. Thanks gonna go in the back yard and start gathering some branches to work with. :)
 
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