Hey guys, I am trying to piece together a gallery of members enclosures to give visitors an idea of what is needed as well as other members ideas for new construction. I am asking for you to submit pictures to me along with permission to use them in the gallery. If you could please include rough dimensions, who made it (diy, CBD, lizardcages.com, etc), rough cost, and a few things you like / dislike about it.
Either post them here or e-mail them to me at email@example.com
I will resize pics as necessary so don't worry about resolution.
you can lift the picture of Narcy's newly built cage from my website ( webpages.charter.net/dijakaja/Index.html ). Although i still need to finish the outside (tape and mud the drywall) it is mostly complete. It is about 3' deep x 4' wide by 8' high. It has a full glass 3' wide storm door on it (the glass is tempered), multi-level shelves, a screen top that the lamps sit on, and a slide out tray for easy cleaning if Narcy is 'in a mood'! total cost was probably close to $300 dollars and we built it ourselves. I looked at the pics of your cage too, awesome!
'Outside of a dog, man's best friend is a book. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.' Groucho Marx
Mark, I'll look thru my pics tomorrow and see which one will be best to send you. We had a rough night in my neighborhood. One neighbors brother (from out of town) was shot and I had to make a 2 hour trip to get her to the hospital to be with him. I didn't get back until nearly 3 AM after driving thru a serious storm. Got home to find that the storm took out one of the trees in my yard. Made it to church this morning, then got the tree taken care of after church. I'm pooped. Gonna take a nap....
Oh yeah....was thinking......let's just set up a sticky thread under housing for this. It's a great idea. I think alot of people will appreciate your effort.
This pic stinks, but it's the best I can do right now. I'll have a digital cam again over 4th of July weekend, so I can get something better at that time. dimensions are 4x8x2....not the greatest, but I didn't have access to a skil saw, so I was building to the dimensions of the sheeting so I didn't have to try and cut it with a hand saw. Its supposed to be sitting upright, but I'm an idiot and didn't realize until too late that an 8 foot enclosure won't clear my ceiling. the back is pegboard, the top and bottom are plywood, and the doors are plexi-glass. I used vinyl floor covering.
Post by Drako's Mom on Jun 16, 2004 12:46:21 GMT -8
Hi Mark, Here's Drako's Outside enclosure. It measures 5'4"H x 4'4"W x 3'4"D. The total cost will be a little over $100.00 once the plywood/linoleum base is completed, and better hinges are installed on the door. My husband and I designed and built it. The only thing I would do differently is make it wider to make it easier for me to move around in there with him. He is still in a 40 gal terrarium in the house that is primarily used for sleeping, as he spends most of the day outside soaking up the rays. I still have time to make his indoor enclosure before he will be needing it for winter. That one is still in design stage in my head.