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.
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.
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.
Choose your reptiles well and make sure they are species that are easy to care for and will live for many years in the type of reptile terrarium you plan to build. Also keep in mind that many reptiles are sold as babies that will grow quickly and need a bigger enclosure soon. When that time comes, you may wish to expand or purchase a new cage for your reptiles, and add some new terrarium decorations to their environment.
Heating and humidity are two more factors that need to be considered. If you have a lizard that is desert dweller like the bearded dragon, they will require sufficient heat sources and there is not much of a concern about humidity. As long as the reptile cage is kept in the 80 plus degrees with an area to warm themselves they are quite happy. If you have a python from the example above, they will require a ware cage, and a heating area, but they also need a sufficient amount of humidity to remain healthy. These animals come from two very different environments and their habitats need to be set up to mimic it as best as it can.
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