Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Aug 2, 2012 10:27:36 GMT -8
Hey Lauren & Welcome to Iguana Zone When it comes to iguana enclosures most of the people I know have built their own due to a lack of good iguana enclosures out there to buy. I'm not sure how you got the stick to attach to the sides of the enclosure but perhaps you could get a hammock to attach to the sides or hang from the top. I built an enclosure for my own iguana (6ft X 5.5ft X 3.5ft) and I used pvc pipes for the frame, fabric for the walls, and sealed plywood for the ramps and shelves. Others have used plastic chicken fencing (with large holes) or plexiglass for the walls; there are examples in the Housing Ideas post that is pinned at the top of the Housing section.
On a side note; it looks like you are using wood chips or shavings on the bottom of the enclosure. Although pet stores may recommend this kind of substrate, as iguanas grow it becomes easier for them to accidentally ingest it and it can become compacted and cause a blockage. Newspaper isn't the prettiest solution but it is cheap and it gets the job done. I have linoleum for the main shelf in my iguana's enclosure and that works great; when it gets dirty I can just wipe it off.
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Oct 2, 2012 9:08:32 GMT -8
Hey, Lauren, I was just wondering how the enclosure situation was going. Have you made any modifications or found a new enclosure yet?
I just realized that in my response I forgot to mention that metal chicken wire or anything that an iguana can get it's toes stuck in are dangerous (they can break or even lose toes from getting stuck). Yours looks like a fabric type of screen - is that right? He might actually be able to eventually tear through a fabric screen. Is it still holding up well?
I hope everything is going well - haven't heard from you lately