DIY Outdoor basking box?

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DIY Outdoor basking box?

Postby Poopdog » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:06 am

As a new owner of a 3month old beardie I am having trouble figuring out how to get my dude (Elliot) some good old fashioned sun exposure outside. He's still too small to be able wear a harness and go on walks and I want to find (or build if I have to) a small, wooden & screened basking box that I can take him outside with me in the sun to chill for a bit on the weekends.

Does anyone have any DIY plans for something like this or know where one can be purchased?? I'm thinking 5-10gal max since it's just for an hour or so of basking time. I can't seem to find anything on the web that already exists to purchase.
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Re: DIY Outdoor basking box?

Postby Bogathedragon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:22 am

i actually bought a dog stroller for boga (my dragon) and we go on little walks and he loves it. i got mine off of amazon for thirty dollars. i know this isnt probably what youre looking for but it is helpful!
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Re: DIY Outdoor basking box?

Postby kyleena29 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:37 am

I bought a small hamster wire cage and set it up in the window sill when my beardies were younger. Just make sure you cover one end for shade to cool off. My other idea now that they are bigger is to get a good strong cardboard box that I can fold while not in use, cut out the sides and use some kind of screening, maybe bird netting or hardware cloth. I still need to go explore home depot. Basically a temp enclosure for some sunshine.
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