Building a Cage For a Large Lizard

Has anyone built a large cage/house for a large lizard? We have a water dragon, and it apparently needs a cage about 6 feet wide and 4-5 feet high. My son wants to build one as a homeschooling project and we are looking for plans.


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April 29, 20050 found this helpful

I don't know if it would be big enough for you....but my uncle built a large cage for his iguana out of an old kitchen cabinet. He painted the the whole cabinet white and the inside green to look like leaves. It has a half shelf that the Sunny the iguana can climb on at the back of the cage. He installed a light in the top to keep Sunny warm and put screens on the doors with removable plexie glass. It' really cute. He has a heat rock on the bottom as well as the food and water. He leaves the doors open and Sunny is free to roam the house! She comes back to her cage to warm up. It makes for a perfect cage that's already built! Hope this helps! Angie

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By mary prefontaine (Guest Post)
April 29, 20070 found this helpful

i use a reptarium, there about a hundred dollars if youve got the money and a lot easier. they are 6ft by 3 ft square.

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By mary prefontaine (Guest Post)
April 29, 20070 found this helpful

wow the cabinet sounds like a really cool idea too, i would hqave never thought of that, its perfect, i guess you just need to look in the local ads for used kitchen cabinets

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September 23, 20070 found this helpful

I have heard of people using a shower stall with glass doors for water dragons. They had a hose from the drain into their basement drain so all they had to do was hose it down to clean it...and water dragons like humidity, so it was all good.


They had long log pieces, and plants and vines and such inside the shower stall.

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By Cindy (Guest Post)
January 23, 20080 found this helpful

My daughter and I took 2 china cabinets and turned them into a huge bunny hutch. My son and I are getting ready to convert something (not sure what he will pick out yet!) for a large iguana cage. Converting things into cages for the kids pets gives us alot of together time and a piece they can take pride in knowing they helped design and build it. Good luck.

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By graham (Guest Post)
March 20, 20080 found this helpful

i am a homeschooling student as well and am building an outdoor cage for my 4 bearded dragons. it is split into 3 sections for obvious reasons but you can split yours however you like.


the image attached are the plans for a cage. it is 6x4 and 3 feet tall. the whole enclosure is 4.5 feet tall.

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