TALL WIDE ENCLOSURE

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by Lucasthecham, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Lucasthecham

    Lucasthecham Member

    Does anyone know/have/use a tall, wide enclosure? Where can I find one? I think Dragonstand has them but idk how big they are in person. Please post pictures of y’alls enclosure! And let me know if y’all males chameleons are happy with a regular “large” or “Extra large” cage. :D
     
  2. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Adults are never satisfied! Dragon Strand has the dementions on their site. You could always build your own, much more satisfying than buying one, not to mention way cheaper!
     
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  3. Lucasthecham

    Lucasthecham Member

    That’s what I’m thinking of doing but I’m scared ill f it up :oops: lol
     
  4. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Can’t let fear stop you from growing and trying new things!
     
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  5. Building your own can be very cost effective and is probably the best way to go. Finding affordable enclosures outside of the typical size range is very luck based (craigslist ads, facebook BST pages, etc). Its really hard to mess up assuming you have the proper tools. I'd recommend a staple gun, drill / screw gun, level, and carpenter square, screen, 1"X 2" lumber, hinges, latches, measuring tape, and metal corner brackets from a hardware store. The supplies should be fairly cheap compared to a professionally made enclosures.

    My chameleon enclosure was 20-30 dollars to build and it is 28" X 24" X 48". I probably could have doubled the size for $10 more, but I do not have the space for that. It took roughly an hour to build and it came out very nicely, especially for being the first chameleon enclosure I built.

    If you end up building your own, consider buying 10% off Lowe's coupons from Ebay. They are cheap and even obtainable yourself. Home Depot readily accepts them, and they can save you a good bit of money, especially if you are buying live plants for the enclosure.

    Other than what was stated above, buying a pre-made enclosure from a company such as Dragon Strand is probably your best bet. Just take a measuring tape and create a template on your floor of how large the pre-made enclosure is, and you'll have a good idea of how much space the enclosure will take up.
     
  6. Lucasthecham

    Lucasthecham Member

    I know I know! Thank you :)
     
  7. Lucasthecham

    Lucasthecham Member

    Thanks for all this information! I’ll consider it! I know it will be way cheaper to build it, hopefully I can have some help from the forums when I’m ready to build! Thanks a ton :)
     
  8. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    A building material that I find doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves is wood glue. It doesn’t help much during the actual assembly process but once it’s set, it doubles, maybe even triples the rigidity and strength of the structure.
     
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