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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"



Examples of Reptile Cages and Snake Enclosure Designs

Mark Chapple

These are some example cage types.

There are a range of reptile cage types and snake enclosure designs. The most obvious of these is the difference between terrestrial cages which are elongated and arboreal cages which are tall.

Reptile cages can have sliding glass doors, lids that open at the top, front opening doors, double doors, burrowing areas, water areas, large glass fronts, all glass etc.

There are a multitude of variations. This ''How to build Reptile Enclosures'' book outlines how to build a basic, effective and easily built cage.

Once you have the skills and tools you can pretty well make whatever you like.

The basic design you build will have either a lockable, hinged front door or sliding glass/Plexiglass doors.

This front door can be made of Perspex or Plexiglass or it can be a wooden door with a glass or plexiglass insert. The snake and other reptile cage plans will show you how to make both sorts.

The reptle cage plans contain 4 main variations on cage size but it is a simple task to change these to any size larger or smaller by following the simple directions.

There are a few decisions you need to make before you begin building and purchase your materials.

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An Arboreal Cage with Sliding Doors

Other examples built by users

Iguana Cage Examples


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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