After watching and looking at different posts within the last hour I believe it's time for me to build a cage. The downfall, I am not good at building things at all. If you all can tell me what I need and the length and all I would appreciate it a ton so when I go to home depot and get everything I can just look on here while I shop. I don't even know what people mean when they say 6x4x2 and that sort of stuff. Once I get everything I will probably have my friend come over and help me build it since he works at ziggys and he's pretty good at that stuff. Thank you. Oh and if you all are curious Turbo is a year and a half and he is in a 55 gal tank but not for long ;D
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Mar 6, 2012 20:02:03 GMT -8
And so it begins! ;D when people say stuff like 6X4X2 as I recollect it means 6ft tall by 4ft long by 2ft wide(deep). That would be small for a full size iguana. Gwen's enclosure is 6ft tall by 5ft long by 3.5ft deep. If I were to rebuild it I would make the bottom 1/3 to 1/2 storage space because Gwen doesn't go down there unless she is on her way out of her enclosure to roam. Iguanas like high places but don't build a space for him/her to go that is above your head or you will have a heck of a time getting him/her down when he/she gets older. A lot of people use wood and plexiglass and some, like myself, have used PVC for the frame, cloth sides, tarp on the bottom, and a plastic front. The plastic on the front of Gwen's enclosure was cheap though and she eventually tore through it - thankfully she is an awesome iguana and we have worked out roaming rights A wooden frame and mesh sides are another option - I wouldn't recommend having metal mesh side though because Turbo may end up rubbing his nose raw, they do that sometimes when they want to go somewhere or dig through something when honestly - it's impossible. Another worry I have about wire is that iguana's have lost claws/toes trying to climb those when they really shouldn't <:/ I have a big dog crate that I put Gwen in outside in the summer time and she tries to climb the wire sometimes. I discourage her but if she gets too adamant about it and starts worrying me I take her out and bring her back inside or just hold her for awhile and then put her back in - if she persists - then inside the house she goes. It isn't such a big deal with smaller iguanas (depending on the size of the holes in the wire) but it becomes an issue when they get bigger. I have realized that old TV cabinets that people give away would make good iguana enclosures (depending on the size) if they were modified. ;D Good Luck!