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Temporary outdoor enclosure

Discussion in 'Tegu Enclosures' started by Gary, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Gary

    Gary Member

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    79DC4FD8-E91A-45A7-BE85-908991D64453.png I’ll be in another state in June/August, so I’m making plans to take my yearling with me. I have a few questions. I was planning on building a 6x3x3 outdoor enclosure. I’ll attach a picture of the plans I made today.

    1. Are 100+ degree afternoons too hot for tegus? If they bask at 120 degrees, I can’t imagine it being too much of an issue—so long as there is a cool/moist hide.

    2. Do I have to worry about raccoons? Will they try to get into the enclosure like they would a chicken coop?

    3. What siding is recommended? I though chicken wire at first because I want to let in natural light (kind of the whole point of an outdoor enclosure), but I don’t want my yearling rubbing his nose on wire and hurting himself.

    Thanks!
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Good luck with things.

    6x3x3 is too small.

    100f in shade is 100f. 100f in sun is way higher.

    A raccoon will try to get in an make short work of her.

    1x1" hardware cloth will work.
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  3. Gary

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    I disagree that 6x3x3 is too small for a temporary (6 week) enclosure for a yearling :) He’s got his own room at home, so this is just while we’re travelling.

    I have to be able to haul it home or I would go 8x4x4. I actually have a design I’m trying to make work for 8x4x4 that breaks apart easier. It would be nice to have an outdoor enclosure for sunny days back home even when he’s full grown.

    Hardware cloth is a good call.
  4. Gary

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    Updated design with possible ramp. His moist hide would fit under the platform and his water/bath under the ramp. The ramp would probably need some cross boards for grip. 8B170E2E-A9FD-4805-9875-37C70B413401.jpeg