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What kind of materials should you use when constructing a reptile cage? This question was posed to me once by someone wishing to build their own reptile cage. They were particularly asking about pine and cedar as they had heard these were no good. But it did raise the question about what are the best materials.

All-glass, tubs, melamine cages, screen cages, there are many different types of housing systems for herps. Take your pick, depending on the adult size of the animal, how much room you have to spare, and how much money you are willing to spend!

Aquarium tanks: Good choice for keeping snakes under 6 feet, amphibians, turtles, and basically anything requiring a swimming pool or some humidity. If a screen top is used, there will be enough ventilation to keep a sand boa or leopard gecko or any desert animal in it. If higher humidity is needed, the screen top can be partially wrapped with Saran wrap, and the tank can be treated as a tropical garden; put soil in it and plant some plants to raise the humidity!

Viewing is unrestricted, the tank can be easily cleaned, it will not get scratched, and temperatures are easier to maintain. They are very cumbersome to move around, especially big ones, or fully-loaded ones. They need to be on a solid table or stand and if you do want to move them, the stand will need solid castors. Many lizards such as water dragons should not be kept in glass tanks, as they do not understand glass and will continuously ram into it. Tanks should not be considered for chameleons; cages are better.

Plastic/Rubbermaid tubs: The feeding trough sizes are great for turtles! You can half-fill them with water, pile rocks in a corner for the basking area, put a lilypad or two in it, and have your own indoor pond complete with turtles! For the more common sizes, the sweater boxes and shoe boxes, any non-aquatic herp can be kept in them. In fact, these are used in breeding racks and in households with too many herps to be able to have the amount of tanks/cages to keep them all in. Not good for arboreals, as they cannot climb. Perfect for use during the quarantine period prior to introducing a new animal to an established collection. These restrict viewing, and are generally limited to hatchling animals. Good to use as an emergency/isolation enclosure.

Melamine cages: Melamine is the stuff many countertops are made of. They resist moisture well, so rotting is usually not a problem. They're easily cleaned as well. Custom-made enclosures are sometimes made of melamine, and you can build furniture-quality enclosures yourself. These can be made to fit a leopard gecko or a fully grown green iguana. With a glass front, these enclosures hold humidity incredibly well.

Wood [plywood] cages: Same as for melamine, except much cheaper and easier to work with. Both enclosures, if ordered from a custom builder, can cost a great deal depending on size and material.

Screen cages/Reptariums: Excellent for anoles, chameleons, light-bodied snakes, and young water dragons. The major disadvantages are that the largest size is only 29" x 29" x 72", humidity is very difficult to keep up, and strong animals could knock them over or even move them. This is a great idea for an easily-transported cage for small animals.

MDF or craftwood: Same as for Melamine but also much cheaper. Good for use in combination cages ie Melamine base with MDF sides, back etc. It can be painted, has good thermal properties and if used in conjunction with a coating material such as Contact, will hold humidity well. Excellent to work with and has a smooth finish. You can also use thinner sheets as it retains its rigidity. Some people recommend wearing a mask when cutting or routing MDF as it can be dusty.

Pine or Cedar: Neither of these timbers should be used to construct a cage. Making the whole reptile cage from the pine or cedar has potential health problems for the animals. These woods emit aromatic hydrocarbons that can damage the health of the animals and cause various symptoms. There is probably little issue using as the woods in framing, as the wood has often dried out a lot and released much of the volatile material, or at the very least, the rate at which it is released is very slow.

It also is recommended that you do not use pine or cedar as a substrate. Pine and cedar wood shavings used as substrates have a very high surface area and so the hydrocarbons are released much more readily, making them potentially toxic, especially as the animals like to burrow and immerse themselves in their substrate material.

PVC Tubing & Mesh or Plexiglas: These materials make excellent larger cages for animals such as monitors, larger snakes, chameleons and iguanas. They do tend to lose a bit of heat but any large enclosure will require some effort to maintain a higher temperature. Lighting at the top and some at the sides (if needed) will create a sufficient heat gradient. Short of building a large frame with glass and a large door, this is the most economical way to make a larger enclosure if you do not have woodworking tools.

Overall, if you want to construct your own cages for most reptiles, you are probably better off using plywood, melamine and MDF types of materials for most of the cage. There does not at this stage seem to be any identifiable health issues caused by these materials. Another benefit with these materials is their insulating properties. Glass is not a good material for most reptile cages (except aquatic species) as it loses heat rapidly. Many glass terrariums have an open top with no seal and this also causes a high heat loss. This means the glass cages are more expensive to heat if you use certain types of heat sources.

The front of the cage can be sliding glass, Plexiglas or a constructed glass door. A pine, oak or similar timber frame at the front will give the cage a more professional and decorative appearance.

If you paint your cage, remember to let it dry out for a minimum of 2-3 days to release as much of the volatile material from the paints. 5-7 days would be even better.

It is a good idea to make the base of a wooden reptile cage from melamine and use Silicon to seal around the edges, to prevent moisture penetrating the melamine or plywood sheeting.

There are hints and tips on applying Silicone in the "How to Build Reptile Enclosures" booklet.

A base of vinyl flooring can also be used if you are concerned about water penetration into the timbers. Be sure to seal it with Silicon and seal the holes where temperature probes are passed through.

You can also coat the MDF or plywood interiors of the cage with 'Contact', a plastic sheeting with an adhesive backing, in any colors you like, before you assemble the cage. This will remove the need to paint the cage inside, reducing fumes, and also provide a water proof seal for the MDF or plywood. Contact comes in a range of colors and is very easy to apply cut and apply.

There is much to be gained from building your own reptile cage. It is good fun and will give you, as a reptile owner, a great deal of personal satisfaction. Before you do go out and purchase a reptile, take some time to research what is the best sort of cage for your pet. You should be aware that many reptiles will grow considerably over time and you may have to build a number of cages. Good luck and enjoy.

Mark Chapple is the Author of "How to Build Reptile Enclosures". Find out how to build reptile cages. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. http://www.reptile-cage-plans.com


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Toxic algae found in 2 New York City parks, officials say; children and pets warned to avoid water  Fox News

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Fair Offers Chance to Adopt Pets  Spectrum News

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One person hurt, two pets killed in Burlington house fire  KWQC-TV6

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Exotic Pet Expo showcases unusual pets  WEAU

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Pets rescued after fire breaks out in Huntley home  Chicago Daily Herald

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Periodic Graphics: Flea and tick treatments for pets  Chemical & Engineering News

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The clock is ticking for abandoned pets in rural Missouri  Columbia Missourian

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The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In London  Forbes

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Available pets from the Humane Society of Lake County  Daily Commercial

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Museums feature cats, dogs and other pets: Pet Connection  GoErie.com

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Blue-Green Algae: Dangerous to Pets and Livestock  TheHorse.com

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Calling All Pets: Sweet tempered and full of beans, 'sugar and spice' puppies seek new home – Sponsored by Tito's  Port City Daily

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Pet Owners Are Thankful to be Reunited with Pets After the Pet P - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather  NBC 29 News

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Owning Pets, Especially Dogs, Linked To Healthier Hearts, Research Says  CBS Philly

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Dog-friendly Traverse area welcomes pets and their people  Traverse City Record Eagle

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AVMA Cares brings veterinary medicine to the pets of the homeless in Washington, DC  American Veterinary Medical Association

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Willie And TJ Are Basking Ridges Pets Of The Week  Patch.com

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Havasu woman leads effort to trap and rescue pets lost in desert  Kdminer

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Attendees enjoy 6th annual Help A Dog BBQ & Pet Festival  The Saratogian

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California Considers Adding Nutria to List of Prohibited Pets  NBC 7 San Diego

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Dr. Maro: Even 'healthy' pets need regular checkups  The Times

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Meet the former mortician who runs an at-home pet euthanasia business  The Week Magazine

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Miley Cyrus Will Reportedly Keep All of the Pets Following Her Split from Liam Hemsworth  TeenVogue.com

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Meet this week’s Perfect Pets: Petunia, Salsa and Minnie  WSAV-TV

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Miley Cyrus Will Keep Pets in Liam Hemsworth Divorce  TMZ

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Retirement home for elderly pets  BBC News

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How To Protect Your Pets During An Earthquake  LAist

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California to add invasive rodent to list of prohibited pets  Sacramento Bee

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Pet owners are choosing cremations for their four-legged family members  Kenosha News

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Pet Posse gets boost from Barks & Brews  Peninsula Daily News

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Featured pets — Aug. 25 | Pets And Animals  Frederick News Post

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ADOPTABLE PETS | Community  Bristol Herald Courier

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This automatic ball will make your pets enjoy their time at home  Mashable

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This woman quit her job to paint deceased pets. Now, there’s a six-month wait for her works.  The Washington Post

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Edgewood College offers pets as new on-campus living perk  Madison.com

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Several pets lost in mobile home fire in Oakrdige  nbc16.com

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Pets of the Week for Sunday, August 25 | Local | lacrossetribune.com  La Crosse Tribune

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Indiana officials warn people, pets to stay out of lakes with toxic-blue green algae  WXIX

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PACC takes in 58 pets from hoarding case  KVOA Tucson News

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Pet briefs — Aug. 25 | Pets And Animals  Frederick News Post

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Animal Welfare – Adopt a pet | News  Stillwater News Press

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Pets with Potential: Meet Peaches  WCAX

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DNR tracking reports of blue-green algae that's dangerous to people, pets, livestock  Springfield News-Leader

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NJ pets in need: Aug. 12, 2019  NJ.com

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Cool ways to beat the heat for you and your pets, plus a battery boost  Los Angeles Times

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UPDATE: One pet found, two others remain missing  CBS19 News

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Adopt 17 pets on Staten Island this weekend: Aug. 24-25  SILive.com

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Day 5 at the NYS Fair: 5 best things to do on Adopt A Pet Day (schedule/poll)  syracuse.com

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3 pets lost in Saturday morning fire south of Mitchell  Daily Republic

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New IFD program has already helped firefighters help 15 injured pets  WTHR

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Pets of the week from Charlotte County AWL  yoursun.com

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Routt County adoptable pets: Greeley the cat and Debbie the dog  Steamboat Pilot & Today

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The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Nashville  Forbes

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Lubbock Animal Shelter serenades pets to make their stay more comfortable  KCBD

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Dozens of pets rescued from fire at Pet Paradise  CBS19 News

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Miley Cyrus' Most Meaningful Tattoos Are All About Her Pets  Refinery29

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Dogfishing: When online daters pose with adorable pets that aren’t theirs  The Washington Post

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Corpus Christi pet store hosts adoption event  KIIITV.com

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Digital pub Diggo aims to close communication gap between veterinarians, pet owners  dvm360

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Use Science To Keep Your Pets Cool During A Heatwave  Forbes

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Pets are good for your heart  WTVY, Dothan

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Celebs to the Rescue: 9 Stars Who Have Adopted Their Pets  PEOPLE.com

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Coyotes attack pets in New Canaan  New Canaan Advertiser

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Pets of the Week - Clarksville Now
Pets of the Week  Clarksville Now

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Cvas Pets of the Week: Bobby, Mateo, Harry an Larry Need Forever Homes  Franklin County Free Press

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter (CVAS) has lots of adorable pets who are looking for forever homes.


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San Clemente police chief urges residents to keep close tabs on pets, after missing kitten is found injured in homeless camp  OCRegister

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Beer Scout: New laws allow two-drink orders and pets in NC taprooms - Mountain Xpress
Beer Scout: New laws allow two-drink orders and pets in NC taprooms  Mountain Xpress

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Posting Pet Photos Online Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think - Forbes
Posting Pet Photos Online Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think  Forbes

Are you being careful enough with the photos you post online? You may think you are, but your pet photos might tell a different story.


Local TSC hosts pet and animal celebration - Three Rivers Commercial-News
Local TSC hosts pet and animal celebration  Three Rivers Commercial-News

THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Tractor Supply Company celebrated pets, animals, and the people who care for them with their third annual Out Here with ...


uBiome's underlying data tainted with samples from infants, pets: report - FierceBiotech
uBiome's underlying data tainted with samples from infants, pets: report  FierceBiotech

Some samples used to develop uBiome's clinical SmartGut sequencing test included high levels of microbes linked to breast milk, while others showed bacterial ...


It started with Squeaker: Eureka woman enjoys raising her six pet rats - Eureka Times Standard
It started with Squeaker: Eureka woman enjoys raising her six pet rats  Eureka Times Standard

Ashley Northern was 6 years old when she got her first pet, a rat named Squeaker. Years later, while working at Fin-n-Feather Pet Shop in Eureka, she ran a pet ...


Owning A Pet May Help Your Heart Health, Study Says - CBS New York
Owning A Pet May Help Your Heart Health, Study Says  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBS) — New research shows your four-legged friends may actually help keep your heart healthy. Michael Labelle takes his dogs, Rocky and Livia, ...


Time running out for people told to dig up old pets buried at Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery in Howell - WXYZ Detroit
Time running out for people told to dig up old pets buried at Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery in Howell  WXYZ Detroit

Time is running out for thousands of people told to dig up their old pets buried at the Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery in Howell – or risk losing them forever.


Animal Control Ordinance in Pharr Sets Limit of 3 Pets per Household - KRGV
Animal Control Ordinance in Pharr Sets Limit of 3 Pets per Household  KRGV

PHARR – A Rio Grande Valley city is doing more to protect animals.


Heartbroken dog owners mourn the loss of their pets from deadly algae - NBC News
Heartbroken dog owners mourn the loss of their pets from deadly algae  NBC News

Dogs owners, particularly in the southern U.S., are being warned to keep their animals away from ponds and lakes where blooms of blue-green algae could be ...


Vitamins and supplements for dogs and cats are a huge business - Vox.com
Vitamins and supplements for dogs and cats are a huge business  Vox.com

The $636 million pet supplement industry is fueled by the greatest suckers of all: millennial dog owners, like me.


Pets of the week: Hank and Iris are more strays looking for homes - MLive.com
Pets of the week: Hank and Iris are more strays looking for homes  MLive.com

They are two of the pets available for adoption from the Jackson County Animal Shelter.


Pet of the week: Aurora - New Haven Register
Pet of the week: Aurora  New Haven Register

Aurora is a pretty 3-year-old black and white girl, who's waiting for a home of her own. She says, “I'm a very sweet, loving, loyal kitty who loves to be in the ...


Mat-Su Animal Shelter rescues pets from McKinley Fire, requests donations - KTVA
Mat-Su Animal Shelter rescues pets from McKinley Fire, requests donations  KTVA

Visibility inside the McKinley Fire zone was at about a car's length in front of Mat-Su Borough animal control officer Darla Erskine as she drove through smoke ...


Pet of the Week: 8.25.19 | Local News - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Pet of the Week: 8.25.19 | Local News  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Blake IS an 8-month-old black and tan coonhound mix. Blake (after Blake Shelton) is available for adoption at the Humane Society's Pets Fur People in Tyler.


Adorable & Adoptable–Pets of the Week: Cheddar, Freya, & Rocky - SweetwaterNOW.com
Adorable & Adoptable–Pets of the Week: Cheddar, Freya, & Rocky  SweetwaterNOW.com

Each week, we will highlight local animals who are currently available at local shelters and can't wait to become your best friend. Sponsored by Mountainaire ...


District Attorney warns people to think twice about leaving children or pets in cars - KEYT
District Attorney warns people to think twice about leaving children or pets in cars  KEYT

The consequences of leaving infants or pets in cars can be devastating, especially during a heatwave.


Toxic algae could be in Tennessee: Here's how to protect your family and pets - Knoxville News Sentinel
Toxic algae could be in Tennessee: Here's how to protect your family and pets  Knoxville News Sentinel

Toxic algae in ponds killed four dogs in neighboring states in a matter of hours last week. Here's how to keep you, and your dogs, safe.


Two pets rescued from Crozet home struck by lightning - The Daily Progress
Two pets rescued from Crozet home struck by lightning  The Daily Progress

While a Crozet family escaped safely from their home after a lightning strike set it ablaze Thursday afternoon, two pets had to be rescued by Albemarle County ...


Animal advocates hope new tool will help get homeless pets into a forever home - ABC15 Arizona
Animal advocates hope new tool will help get homeless pets into a forever home  ABC15 Arizona

Animal advocates want every shelter pet to live to find its forever home, and they hope a new tool will help connect people with the animals most in need.


This "Dating Website" for Adoptable Pets Matches You With the Perfect Rescue Dog - Mental Floss
This "Dating Website" for Adoptable Pets Matches You With the Perfect Rescue Dog  Mental Floss

Adopting a rescue dog is a big commitment. How I Met My Dog makes sure you go home with the perfect pup.


Tips on leaving your pets home during vacation - WWLP.com
Tips on leaving your pets home during vacation  WWLP.com

Whether you're going away on vacation or just leaving for the day to go to work, it's important to have a plan before you leave your fury friends behind.


Gallery: Pet photos from our Humane Society Telethon 2019 donors - KVIA El Paso
Gallery: Pet photos from our Humane Society Telethon 2019 donors  KVIA El Paso

We thank those of you who have donated to the Humane Society Telethon 2019. Below are the pets of our $25 or higher donors, scroll down to see cats and ...


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