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Which Type of Wire to Go with for Enclosure?

Discussion in 'Green Iguanas' started by KDogg, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. KDogg

    KDogg Member

    Is there a certain type of metal wire you recommend for the top of the enclosure?

    This is where I'll be setting my lights on.

    Enclosure is going to look something like picture below.

    Tempered glass doors with a wire top.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you.

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  2. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    The best type would be no wire at all, with a solid top and the fixtures inside. Any sort of mesh will just let all your heat and humidity escape into the room rather than stay in the cage, requiring more wattage to maintain heat and more spraying or whatever to maintain humidity. If you feel you just have to have vents, keep them small and mounted low in the cage.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Or else use a welded wire mesh for the lights to set on and make an enclosed box that sits on top of everything to close it off.
     

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