Good outdoor cage for large lizards - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Aplomado's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 888
Good outdoor cage for large lizards

I wanted to pass on something that has worked well for me for a few years. I've got a large blue-tongued skink. In warm weather, I've been keeping him in Midwest Ferret Nation cage on my back porch.

It's a good quality cage, and he enjoys it much more than his inside tank. The price is also reasonable.

It's a good way to give him natural sun also.

I've got him in a single unit, but you can buy add on units make it up to 3 stories tall. You could remove the "floor" of the add on units for climbing reptiles like iguanas, and put in wood to give them lots of area for climbing.

A few things to watch out for:

The reptile must be too large to squeeze through the bars.

Don't leave them out during temp extremes, which differ according to the species. I bring him in when it gets below 60 at night, and much about 90 in the day.

It is possible for predatory animals (snakes, rats) to enter through the bars. You may wish to put in in a screened in porch for this reason.
Aplomado is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome