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My new animal Plastics 7'x3'x3' with sliding glass

Discussion in 'Tegu Enclosures' started by JoeTritz1, May 18, 2017.

  1. JoeTritz1

    JoeTritz1 New Member

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    Animal Plastics definitely has the best enclosures around. You can definitely tell this thing was made in the USA. Highest quality cage I've ever seen. I just got it this weekend so I'm still looking for stuff to put in it as far as wood or food dishes and stuff. I normally let him out to feed him though. He's actually taking a bath right now haha. Here are a few photos of my new cage. Pictures really do it no justice though this thing is huge. And not that heavy.

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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Nice going on that enclosure. Looks spcious, easy to clean.
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    JoeTritz1 New Member

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    Way easier to clean than a wood cage. And don't have to worry about mold. It's water tight also. It definitely cost a pretty penny but worth it in the long run. Actually wasn't too bad haha. I only paid 900 for it and that came with the glass, casters, and four lights. I picked it up assembled and did not have to pay for shipping. It was custom-built though.

    I really don't even think you can build your own enclosure this nice for 900 bucks. The crappy thing is they have a 10 week waiting period. But if you want the best enclosure I guess it is worth the wait.
  4. Joba

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    I was considering this same cage. I love AP cages for my snakes. They're super lightweight, hold humidity well, and are easy to clean. I've been on here looking at the cages that others have made. I even spent some time roaming Lowes and just couldn't get over how heavy a big wood cage would be. I think I'm going to shell out the dough for the AP cage and consider it done! Thanks.
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    beardeddragon111 Active Member

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    My only concern is the sliding doors. Twgus kick up substrate and it gets stuck in the tracks. It's such a nightmare.
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    That’s a good point. I’ll give it some thought, but I really want something manageable in weight. I checked on shipping for the 8 footer and it’s $268, so it’s about $1000, all in. I’m not handy, either, so the prospect of spending $500 building a cage that weighs a ton and isn’t well built doesn’t exactly thrill me. I’d rather spend the money and have a good enclosure.
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    You can build your own PVC cage or buy it with hinged doors. You can also get a higher substrate barrier.
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    1. Any idea where to purchase sheets of PVC?
    2. Are you saying that AP will customize the substrate barrier, or that I can get that by building it myself?

    Thanks.
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    beardeddragon111 Active Member

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    1. Home depot seems to be where most people get it but depending on where you live it may not be available.

    2. Ap will customize or you can make your own barrier. Just know it takes them forever already and I wouldn't want to imagine how long it would take them to do one that's super custom.
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    Good looking enclosure.
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    I will hopefully be ordering one of these from AP in those exact dimensions. What is your substrate depth, out of curiosity? The only thing I am really concerned about is the height difference between the lights and my (future) tegu being too great to be beneficial.
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    I’d still Aim for 8X4X4 at a minimum
  13. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yup.