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March 24, 2020
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Enclosures For Green Iguanas - Building Custom Reptile Cages

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If you find that you need to build a large reptile cage for your pet green iguana, the first step will be checking out your house to figure out where the best spot will be. Do you live in a climate where your iguana can live outside? Do you have an empty room with space for a large enclosure? You may decide that it will be better to construct in your garage, or even in a large unused closet.

Green iguanas need a habitat where they have enough room to move about freely, and in fact, they do better in a tall structure that gives them room to climb. A good sized iguana enclosure should be at least 1-1/2 times the length of your iguana in width, and as deep as the iguana is long. For a full grown iguana, you'll need to have an enclosure at least 6 feet high. Of course, the enclosure also needs to be escape-proof, and will need to be properly maintained for temperature and humidity.

For smaller iguanas, it's relatively uncomplicated to cover a closet for use as a cage. Removing the doors allows you put a screen or Plexiglas cover over the front. Of course, if you use Plexiglas, you'll want to make sure that you allow for plenty of ventilation so as to avoid problems with overheating. Variables like temperature and humidity are easier to control in an enclosed spot like a closet, and the area over the rod can be closed off with screen to provide a spot for the UV and basking lights.

If your iguana is more than four feet in length, you may be best off building him an outdoor enclosure. As long as you live in a warmer climate, iguanas can do quite well outside, but if they will need to be protected from low temperatures when the the weather gets colder. It may help to have an indoor area, like a garage to use in cooler months. An advantage of outdoor enclosures is that it allows your iguana the opportunity to bask in natural UV rays from the sun, which is so important for it's health.

These ideas for large reptile cages are just a few of the possible solutions for bigger lizards. There are plenty of ways you can customize your pet's habitat to make it more comfortable. Use your imagination, and remember that the proper enclosure will help your pet live a healthier and longer life.

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