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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 maintance 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"

 

 

Building Large Reptile Cages

Question

On your website I did not see photos of large snake cages. I need to build a cage for 8' boa. Cage must be on CASTERS (sturdy WHEELS) so I can move it without assistance from another person. It cannot be excessively heavy. It must have plastic-type bottom for easy cleaning. Do you have plans for this sort of thing?

Answer

You could use the same plans but make the cage longer - say 6ft and maybe deeper say 3 ft (although this may not be necessary) with maybe two doors instead of one if it's a terrestrial cage. There is a section on adding casters and I would suggest another set in the center of such a long cage. There is also a section on how too strengthen a larger snake cage.

The cages use a melamine base and there is a section on using a vinyl material that is easily cleaned over the top of the melamine and the heat mat, should you choose. It's just a matter of increasing the dimensions. There is a section on how to calculate reptile cage material dimensions for any size cage. Boaphile plastic cages start at around $390 and making it yourself would cost less than half of that, including all of the lighting and accessories.

In the reptile cage plans there is a section on how to make sliding doors as well as two hinged types.

Is you boa arboreal? if that is the case you could use the arboreal cage plans as these types of snake do not need a lot of ground area but rather height.

Either way, there is a money back guarantee if you don't want them.

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

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

 

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