Looking for short-term housing option for new adoptee

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Looking for short-term housing option for new adoptee

Postby claychick » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:51 pm


Hi. I've been asked to consider adopting an iguana who was evicted.

We're going to build an indoor enclosure, but it'll take us a few weeks, and we'd have to take the iguana home soon. He/She is under 2 feet long.

What is the best enclosure we could use until we can get a larger home built? Obviously, we realize we'll have to adjust heat, UV, and humidity depending on the size of the enclosure.

Unfortunately, the shelter can't keep the iguana long, and we really want to help the little guy!

We have a bearded dragon and are familiar with MVB, food, supplements, basking temps, etc. We would, of course, keep the lizards separate and in their own enclosures. We've been researching the nutrition, temps, humidity, and other needs for the iguana.

Thank you!
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Re: Looking for short-term housing option for new adoptee

Postby Lexie » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:33 pm

Ive heard of ppl using closets as a very short term "cage" or u could use a dog crate, like a really big one... i use a ferret cage for my 3 1/2 ft ig until we build a bigger/better one lol.... depending on how big of plastic tub u can find, that would work... umm... im running out of idea lol
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Re: Looking for short-term housing option for new adoptee

Postby diggerdrake » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:12 am

Kept my rhino in a XL dog crate til I found his next temp home. I say temp because he really needs more area than the cabinet I reconditioned which he is in now. BTW my rhino is now near 36" long. check Craig's list for an inexpensive crate to keep your total costs down.
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