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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"



Arboreal snakes and lizard cage size

Mark Chapple

Arboreal or tree-dwelling snakes do not need as much length in their cage as other species do but height is the critical feature. Arboreal snakes like to be up high above people and the surrounding area. Your cage should be 6ft high and I have seen cages up to 8 feet high. Even when a cage is 8ft high, arboreal snakes will still go to the very top of the cage.

Tree boas/pythons are most commonly kept in 3'x2'x6' enclosures or 3'x3'x6'. The snakes will feed, drink breed and even defecate while on the branches. Some cages have 2-3 heat lamps at both the top of the cage and also 1 or2 about midway. Heat lamps should be covered for these species, although I have seen some that are not and the snake has never touched the lamp. I would recommend erring on the side of caution.

Arboreal lizards require as cage having the same length and width, but a lot more height. Height should be as much or greater than the length of the enclosure. The green iguana will live well in an enclosure 6'L x 6'H x 4'W. These are large animals, requiring large cages. The Iguana Cage Plans measure have a range of sizes, the Mini Jungle Gym being 3.5 feet wide, 2.5 feet deep and 5.75 feet tall, the Big Jungle Gym is 5.5 feet wide, 4 feet deep 5.75 feet tall and the largest, the Jumbo Jungle Gym is 8 feet wide, 4 feet deep and 5.75 feet tall


Mark Chapple is the Author of"How to Build Reptile Enclosures"
Find out how to build reptile cages. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

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