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How Lezards Could Stay Outside During Summer?

Discussion in 'Enclosures' started by jmdupuyoo, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. jmdupuyoo

    jmdupuyoo New Member

    Dear all,
    I would like to known if any member here has already try to build up a outside terrarium/enclosure for lezards (as Pogona viticeps)? I live in south east of France. The temperature are up to 80 s during 4 months (June to September).
    How tall should the wall be? What kind of wall material should I use? Does any shelter is necessary for night (with a heater inside)? Does predators can be discard with a mesh?
    What species are you breeding with this kind of enclosure?
    It is difficult to find any litterature in englich about this topic. Pictures are welcomes.
    Thank you in advance.
  2. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I would suggest building a closed in habitat with perhaps an exterior platform sunning area.
    If you put a sunning area on multiple sides, then the reptile could benefit from the moving sun. Or if need be stay out of the wind.
    Use an exterior grade plywood for durability.
  3. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I would use a strong sturdy mesh to deter predators and felines. I would also add a heater just in case night-time temps get a little low.

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