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Melamine Cage

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by JohnGinnIII, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. JohnGinnIII

    JohnGinnIII Member

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    I made a post before on my melamine cage. I am making anither one just because i want to confirm what I would need for the cage. Can anyone tell me specifically what I would need. I already know the vents and the dimensions. Are there any tips as to what way I should go with the enclosure. Like maybe ways to build it that benefit my tegu. Also if I do melamine bottom and sides, can I do plywood Roof. Or melamine roof and plywood floor? Please help want to get everything by Friday. Thank you for any advice.
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    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Do a melamine floor, if the plywood gets wet it might mold. And wood is next to impossible to keep clean. Why not just do all melamine?
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    I was just thinking maybe I can do a foldable roof instead of a front door
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    Is plexi glass best front door
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    My friend offered me a 150 gallon tank for 100$ for my tegu. Is that good for them to stay in their whole life. Or should I just build the enclosure?
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    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

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    150 gallons will not be large enough. Just build an enclosure. Plexi would work for the front door but it will get scratched quickly and look bad. I would use real glass. You can do a folding top for access instead of an opening front door.

    What are the dimensions you are planning?
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    6×3×3 or 7x3x3 because its a female tegu. I heard that making a front door may benefit trust since I won't be coming down from the top to grab her. Do you have any tips for a way to make a front door or top foldable panel. Did you build your enclosure
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    8x4x4 sliding glass front door

    Check out YouTube there are literally 573728373773 videos on the subject
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