It has been a long time since I have had reptile pets, maybe 20 years. I have so many running around my property have not had the need to buy any. Use to make my custom terrariums. I bought a iguana down here in baja yesterday for the kids I care for. they are 7 and 9 and this is their first pet of their own. So had to make a quick terrarium today. I used a 55 gallon plastic drum that was used for strawberry jelly. Cut a large hole in the front and inserted plexiglas sliding it into a groove I made,. Put lots of holes all over it. closed the top and have it sideways with a food and water side opening/door. for the entire project in addition to the drum and small plexiglas sheet uses one twist tie and one stainless steel bolt with two nuts and 2 washers. Very simple construction and what I really like is how easy and durable it will be to clean. Added the house fixtures (stone, climbing wood and so on for the oli too). I just searched to see if anyone else has done this and to my surprise have not found any in the forum or web searches. So a bit concerned to a degree. It seems like such a natural for terrariums and I was done in 2 hours. Granted the type "A" perfectionists would take a week. any concerns by anyone of the 55 gallon drum? I look at I could join a few more 55 gallon drums (they are $25.00 each) as he grows, but my intention was just get a basic home with a bit of privacy today. Work on a larger cage maybe about 8 foot wide by 3 foot deep by 8 feet high next months. the kids named him oliver there are welcome balloons on the side of cage and a I love you Oliver sign and a do not touch the glass already put on by the lids. Oliver is perched at the upper rest apparently enjoying himself. Note my temps at night are 84, and fay 88-92 in the baja of Mexico so I think he will be just fine in the shade of my palapa. No direct sun ever. With this basic light will he need the sun the place that sold him to me said he will need each day? They did not understand he would have an outdoor location, a little language barrier issue. Also as a side note: None of the sticky links worked for me. like common aquarium sizes and so on in this sub-forum.