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Almost Done Leo Enclosure

Discussion in 'Enclosures' started by lizardking508, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. lizardking508

    lizardking508 Elite Member

    I just picked up my camera from being repaired, so I thought I would share some pics of the leo enclosure I am building. I had to make it smaller than I originally planned. It is 22" long, 13" deep, and 24" tall. I still have to finish the outside and order the glass. I am working on a hood today. It has two light fixtures, a powerstrip, a timer, and will have the two rheostats (one for the uth and one for the daylight bulb).

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    The top level has a cave to hide in.

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    This is the start of the hood.

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    Ron
     
  2. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    looks cool! how did you make the levels?
     
  3. lizardking508

    lizardking508 Elite Member

    Started with foam sheets. Hid a 3/8" dowel rod support in it. Shaped it. Covered it with tile adhesive. Then put on paint and poly.

    Ron
     
  4. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    Nice... and creative!
     
  5. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Cool but how is it going to get to the third level.
     
  6. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

    That looks neat! You did a nice job. I hope your leo is smarter and more coordinated than mine, though. Mine tend to step right off into space if given half a chance...
     
  7. lizardking508

    lizardking508 Elite Member

    It is a little hard to see but there is steps going from the second to the third level.

    Ron
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I would suggest making the bottom layer something soft.
    Like Amy said they can be a bit klutzy at times and seem to have a problem realizing just how far "down" is!
     
  9. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    or add a little picket fence along the edges... :)
     
  10. lizardking508

    lizardking508 Elite Member

    Thanks I will have to think of something.

    Ron
     
  11. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    Very creative cage looks great :)
     
  12. lizardking508

    lizardking508 Elite Member

    The fence might be somthing I could do. Well at least make a border with some plants. Does anybody know where I could get some small fake plants? I was thinking something like grass. Not too bushy about 3 to 4 inches tall.
     
  13. AnnaRW

    AnnaRW Elite Member

    Craft stores rock for that kind of thing - usually cheaper than anywhere else.

    The new Hab. looks great, though! I just put together something similar for my beardy, and built a better hut for the gecko - she's not keen on major changes.
    -Anna
     
  14. lizardking508

    lizardking508 Elite Member

    Thanks. I plan on visiting the local craft store tomorrow.

    Ron
     

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