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I am ... very happy with your plans, the organization that you have put into it and I am extremely happy with the response I have gotten from you when I have encountered a problem.
It sure does save money. At the same time it allows me and others like me to experience making the cage for our animal (animals) that we care so much about. I think that when someone takes the time to sit down and make something like this for their animal it really shows how much they care for them and respect them.

With your plans you can also alter the cage to each and everyone's specifications, or needs. I think what you are doing is wonderful and I want to thank you again.

Robert Hansford


"This is going to make an 11 year old and his lizard Rex very happy".


Spent $108.00 at Lowes, another $65.00 at Home Depot buying things that Lowes didn't have..... Spending time with my son in a hardware store.... PRICELESS!"


"Overall, the best thing I have found from the cage designs... is that:
They work!!!!

They allow you to view and touch your Iguana from all sides, This is a must!

Once you have the material list you don't go back to the hardware store.

Just follow the instructions and it comes out perfect.

Your maintenance will be much easier.

Your iguana will thank you

Once again, you will have built something cool. "

Regards and best to all our Green Iguana friends, Lance and Joey Portwood Glidden, Texas ".


"Very well thought-out designs"



General articles on reptiles, caging and care

These articles are written by myself and a number of people to provide you with enjoyment and some understanding about care of reptiles and building reptile cages.


Snake Care Sheets

If you would like to contribute one please email me at Support


Where do you start to build a snake cage?

How do I build a reptile cage?

Materials for Reptile Cages

Reptile Cage Building Tips

Reptile Cage Flooring

How to Build an Indoor Land Turtle Table

Examples of Reptile Cages

Why build your own reptile cage?

The Fun of Do It Yourself Snake and other Reptile Cages

What should I make a snake cage from?

Snake Cage Size

Lizard Cage Size

Arboreal Reptile Cage Size

Adapting Reptile Cage Plans to Suit Your Needs

The importance of a plan when building a home made reptile cage or house

Cleaning Reptile Cages - Keeping them healthy

Building an outdoor snake-necked turtle enclosure

Setup for aquatic turtles in small tanks

Ball Python Cages




Reptile Care Sheets


Introductory Care Sheet for Snakes

Captive Care of Carpet Pythons (excellent)

Carpet Python Care Sheet

Dumeril's Boa Care Sheet

Five Snake Care Tips for Beginners

Children's Python Care Sheet

Jungle Carpet Python Care Sheet

Feeding Pre-Killed Mice to Snakes

What If My Snake Won't Eat?

General Care Sheet for Snakes

Flying Snake

Care and Breeding of Australia's Diamond Python (extensive and well written articles - a must for anyone interested in getting a Daimond Python)




Bearded Dragons (html)

Bearded Dragon Habitats

So you want to buy a bearded dragon?

Bearded Dragon Diet

Blue Tongue Skink Diet

Blue Tongued Lizard Care Sheet

Leopard Gecko Care Sheet

Bearded Dragon Care Sheet (highly recommended resource - 115kB pdf file)

Australian Water Dragon Care Sheet

Care Sheet For The Genus Uromastyx

Guide to Buying Lizards (excellent article on purchasing lizards that applies to any reptile)

Argentine Black and White Tegu

Collared Lizard



Converting Cage Dimensions to Gallons and Temperature Converter

Salmonella and Reptiles

Snake Mites - Prevention and Treatment

How to make fake trees for reptile cages

An approach towards socializing snakes

UV-lamps for Terrariums and their effectiveness

Zen and the art of reptile maintenance

Handling Snakes for the Nervous Folk

Information on Disinfectants Commonly Used with Reptiles

Reptilian Ethology (behavior)

Instructions for Injecting Reptiles and Injection Techniques and Tips

Bearded Dragon Hatchlings not Feeding


Web reptile-cage-plans.com





Mark Chapple is the Author of "How to build enclosures for reptiles"
This ebook shows you how to build homemade snake cages, lizard enclosures, large cages, arboreal cages, waterproofing them and a host of building tips and ideas. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.


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