Turning Dresser into Reptile pen, Critisism or ideas? pics of yours?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Rainstorm, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I love reptiles <-- see dp of my new baby german giant girl. I have 4 collareds (soon 5, going to be taming down a wild male) and I have 5 beardies, rehoming two babies and getting a medium size red girl soon.

    The tanks.. Just aint working they dont stay warm enough and are very spacey.

    So I was thinking, I could take a dresser or shelves and for every 2 shelves/drawers, (put a bottom in each one of course) I could put a frame for a door and put plexiglass on the frame but leave 2-4 inch gap at the top and cover the gap with screen for air. Thoughts? Ideas? Show me yours??

    Beardies

    Spike and big girl Asha, 13 and 14 inches
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    New girl german giant, needs a name very pretty yellowing. 11 inches
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    Hayden and Neka. 5 inches and 7 inches, maybe more by now been awhile
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    Collareds

    Duckie
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    Denoma
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    Jester (hes blue and green now!)
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    Kasa
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  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    They are so cute !! My daughter has 4 gecko's , she just loves them.
    As long as you seal up the joints where they meet, I don't see why a dresser wouldn't work.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You'd want to prime and paint the inside of the dresser pretty thoroughly, and make sure your lamp or hot rock or whatever is rigged in a way that won't start fires (less of an issue in open-topped glass aquariums), but other than that it sounds quite sensible to me [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  5. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brother couldn't find a big enough cage for his Savanna Monitor and took an old dresser, took all the drawers out, layed it on it's back, stapled a shower curtain inside it (to ease clean-up) and topped half with an old window and half with a wood and wire frame door. The heat rock set on a ceramic floor tile, the light on top of the wire half. The Monitor had plenty of room and was happy.
     
  6. Baybrio

    Baybrio Chillin' With My Peeps

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