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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"



Leopard Gheocko Diet


What exactly do geckos eat? Can they eat fruits or veges? Will you send me everything that they can eat? Pleasssse?



This is a bit of information on feeding Leopard Geckos

Insects should make up the main part of your gecko's diet. Live crickets (gut-loaded on nutritious foods such as fruit and flake fish food) are a good staple diet, along with mealworms, silkworms and/or roaches as an occasional supplement. Avoid feeding prey items that are larger than 1/2 the lizard's head.

Wax worms and, when your lizard is big enough, pinky (newborn and hairless) mice make excellent treats for your gecko, but they should be fed very sparingly as they are high in fat.

Feed your gecko 2-4 suitably sized crickets daily until about your gecko reaches about 12cm (5") long, then feed 4-7 crickets about every two days, supplementing with other prey items as well.

Feeder insects to consider as prey items could include appropriately sized: 

  • Commercial house crickets (Acheta domesticus)
  • Black field crickets (Gryllus domesticus)
  • Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)
  • Superworms (Zophobas mario)
  • Silkworms (Bombyx mori)
  • Locusts (Melanopus spp.)
  • Cockroaches (Blaberus cranifer, etc...)
  • Wax worms (Galleria melonella)
  • Pinky mice (for breeding females)

Supplement the food with vitamin and mineral supplements every other feeding.

You can also feed small amounts of fruit such as fruit nectar, scraped soft papaya, mango, peach, nectarine, apricot etc. or if necessary, strained baby foods containing these fruits can be fed a couple of times weekly; you can add whatever mineral supplement to these soft, tasty goodies instead of dusting insect prey"

Someone else said they put in a little organic fruit baby food every week or so and the geckos will help themselves to that - just watch out they don't stand in it.

If you get feeder insects you can feed them using a variety of fruits and vegetables.  For example:

  • Collard greens
  • Dandelion greens
  • Watercress
  • Mustard greens
  • Prickly pear
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Carrot 

Always offer a clean, shallow water dish.





Mark Chapple is the Author of "How to build enclosures for reptiles"
Find out how to build these terrestrial and arboreal cages for snakes and lizards. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.


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