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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.

Sincerely
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"

 

 

Enclosure Size to Gallon Conversions (to the nearest Gallon)

Often when you read articles about the ideal size reptile tank or snake cage for your pet snake or lizard, the article will tell you to make your reptile tank a certain size. eg for bearded dragons some people would recommend a tank about 60-70 gallons.

It is always difficult to know exactly how big a reptile enclosure or snake cage should be. The table below was made in order to assist people when deciding on these measurements.

The table will help you convert the size of your reptile cage or tank to gallons for a range of dimensions.

The table should be read down eg Reptile Cage A measures 12" high x 12" deep and 24" long. It is a 15 gallon(US) enclosure.

 

Dimensions
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Height
12"
18"
18"
18"
18"
24"
18"
24"
18"
24"
24"
24"
Depth
12"
12"
18"
18"
24"
24"
24"
24"
24"
24"
24"
36"
Length
24"
24"
24"
36"
36"
36"
48"
48"
60"
60"
72"
72"
 
Gallons (US)
15
22
34
50
67
90
90
120
112
150
180
269
Gallons (UK)
12
19
28
42
56
75
75
100
93
125
149
224

Using this table and the question above about Bearded Dragons, you would put your bearded dragon in a cage about 18" high x 24" deep x 36" wide. You could even make it 48" wide (90 Gallon) for a full grown beardie.

A 20 gallon cage would have the dimensions of 12" high x 18" deep x 24" long.

If you have an arboreal cage, use the same measurements but change them around. For example, using this table, a typical arboreal cage of 72" high x 24" deep x 36" wide would be about 270 gallons(US).

Free Conversion Tool

Convert from metrics to imperial and vice-versa. Great little utility.

http://www.esbconsult.com/esbcalc/esbunitconv.htm

Temperature Conversion Table

Different countries use different temperature scales. The table below is a guide to the different temperatures so you can easily convert them.

For example if a cage should be kept around 80°-85°F then this would be about 27°C to 30°C (approximately).

 

Celsius
Fahrenheit
15
59
16
61
17
63
18
64
19
66
20
68
21
70
22
72
23
73
24
75
25
77
26
79
27
81
28
82
29
84
30
86
31
88
32
90
33
91
34
93
35
95
36
97
37
99
38
100
39
102
40
104

 

 

Mark Chapple is the Author of "How to build enclosures for reptiles"
Find out how to build these cages as well as arboreal cages. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.
http://www.reptile-cage-plans.com