Building Your Own Reptile Cage Can Be A Rewarding And Fun Experience!

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Reptile CageBefore you start to build a reptile cage, it is important to spend some time on planning your reptile enclosure by carefully examining how other reptile cages are manufactured.

Building your own reptile cage can be a rewarding and fun experience.

Checkout the parts and examine the joints, vents and locks in the cage.

Know how lighting is done in the reptile cage. Use all this information in order to design the reptile cage and try to make the appropriate cage based on the needs and size of your reptile.

You have to consider few questions while building the reptile cage, like:

  1. Which material should be used while making the base?
  2. Which is the best way to make a vent?
  3. How can you make the base water resistant?
  4. Which type of lock should be used for the cage?
  5. How to make a door and what sort of door should be used?
  6. Which is the best light fitting method?
  7. How to heat it?

If you are going to make your own reptile cage, you can save even more money by using pieces and bits of timber, old glass, screws, hinges, light battens etc. that you already have in the garage or basement.

When you are building your own reptile cage, you should have an idea regarding how strong it will be and what quality of glues fitting and materials you have to use. Better final cage product will be formed if you use higher quality accessories and materials.

Planning plays a key role in building your own reptile cage. Better results cannot be achieved if you don’t have proper planning on how to build your own reptile cage with the limited resources.

Certainly this fun filled task makes you to attain more personal satisfaction and rewards.


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  1. Brandon says:

    It can be “rewarding” to build your own enclosure/vivarium for a reptile in your life. However, it can get very complicated if you really don’t know what you’re doing. I remember when I got my first bearded dragon about last year. I had other reptiles but never a bearded dragon. But I had never built an enclosure for any of my pets. I guess it also depends what type of enclosure you want to make. Some people just make tanks. Others go all out and create masterpieces with wooden doors, etc. I decided to start small and build a glass tank, since I needed one for my new beardie.
    I did know that many fish hobbyists built tanks so I went to a few sites and forums to get ideas on how to build one. My dad knows a thing of two about building and using tools so with his help I got a nice tank. Another thing to consider is research the rest of the requirements in your tank for your beardie. Like for my beardie I kept hearing to use washed playsand. But I went to a few forums and ended up getting repticarpet. I also heard so much about uvb that confused me and I ended up getting Zilla Desert bulbs and so far they’ve worked great.
    So what I’m trying to say is that when you’re building your setup, you need to make sure you not only research how to make the outside but the inside as well.

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