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Feed, Caging, Supplies & Services Discussions concerning the feeding requirements of any of our critters, the cages they need to live in while in our care, and all of the supplies and services needed to do this right.

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Old 08-15-2007, 03:47 AM   #1
Clay Davenport
DIY Cage Building Links

This thread will be a place for links to sites that provide cage building plans and tips for those of you inclined to try your hand at crafting your own reptile enclosures.

All the links mentioned in this thread will be included in this first post, so if you're just wanting to check the links you won't need to read the whole thread to make sure you don't miss any.
If you have links to pages or sites with good (preferably free) information on cage building, PM me the link and I'll add it here. - this is my site, with a few ideas and hopefully helpful hints - Greg Maxwell's how to series on his chondro cages, a very well done article - Gus Rentfro's excellent article on building a double rack from hollow core doors - John Hollister's page of cage building tips with information on several related topics - A cage design which incorporates a faux rock background - Plans for a basic 6'x2' cage - Not exactly plans, but some excellent photos of Bob Applegate's custom cages and his unique approach to housing colubrids.

Crossfire Enclosure - A cage designed for bearded dragons

Timeless Spirit Enclosure - A bearded dragon enclosure from Timeless Spirit

Blue Apple Herps - Plans for a conventional cage and a set of rack plans for download in PDF format.

The Universal Cage - A flexible, expandable degisn that breaks down easily. Degigned for Iguanas, monitors, and other large lizards

Rat rack video and pdf directions from Ridgetop Reptiles.
Video -
PDF document -

The Dragon Spot - A 4x2x2 cage build
Old 04-23-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
Thanks those are some great links
Old 03-02-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
Some cages i built from no set of plans that are 4'x2'x2'
I'm more then happy to help anyone interested in building there own cages
Old 06-23-2010, 09:12 PM   #4
great links! im looking to build me a custom cage and this helped me alot! i have one question though, i looked at the melamine today, 35.00 a sheet!!?! i can get 3/4 inch ply for cheaper, but i would have to seal it, whats a good safe wood sealer?
Old 06-23-2010, 11:02 PM   #5
i buy my melamine already pre cut in a variety of different sizes at home depot try there
Old 06-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #6
Clay Davenport
No need to turn this thread into a discussion so I'll go ahead and lock it.
Please start a new thread with any discussion topics you may have.

If anyone has links to be added to the list above, send them to me via PM.

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