Zilla cave - is it big enough?

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Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby Jaspersmama » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Just wondering if anyone here has this Zilla cave? If so could you tell me if the opening is big enough for a dragon please?
I have to order it from overseas so I can’t see it in person
Thanks :)
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:53 pm

What are it's INTERNAL dimensions ?
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby Jaspersmama » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:08 pm

I don’t know the measurements that is why I thought I would ask here if anyone has one for their beardies :)
All I know is it is 12cm at the tallest part from the bottom
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby ScaryDemonDragon » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:30 pm

In that case, it should be big enough. But do you know how long it is ?
Do you guys ever wonder why your lizard, oh beloved lizard, gives you the stink eye? You know you are in trouble then. They will probably burn down your house! But don't worry, because after they burn down the neighborhood, he/she will have let all the anger out, and then you will be best buds again! With a few 'slight' bank payments, you will be completly broke!
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby Jaspersmama » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:34 pm

It doesn’t say unfortunately .. but I am thinking about 30cm ish as it looks about 2.5 x longer than it is tall
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby ScaryDemonDragon » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:43 pm

Ok! It should be big enough to use in vivarium so that it can fit inside of it. I hope all goes well :)
Do you guys ever wonder why your lizard, oh beloved lizard, gives you the stink eye? You know you are in trouble then. They will probably burn down your house! But don't worry, because after they burn down the neighborhood, he/she will have let all the anger out, and then you will be best buds again! With a few 'slight' bank payments, you will be completly broke!
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:31 am

Why not send off an email to the vendor and ask for internal measurements and actual size of the entrance hole.

Is very easy to get caught out with these resin hides , if very tight for a large lizard , because of their construction (a ledge around the base on the inside) a too large lizard who can't easily turn around inside can get trapped under and be unable to extricate itself and very traumatic to forceable pull it out (hurts !!!).

Be doubly sure there is going to loads of space for your dragon inside when it's full grown.
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby Jaspersmama » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 am

I tried that but that one and another I was interested in the seller does not accept questions on , I think I’ll just get a Exo Terra large as that he will definetly fit in full grown still
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby ScaryDemonDragon » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:27 pm

Ok! Whatever you think is best for the better being and comfort of your Beardie! :D
Do you guys ever wonder why your lizard, oh beloved lizard, gives you the stink eye? You know you are in trouble then. They will probably burn down your house! But don't worry, because after they burn down the neighborhood, he/she will have let all the anger out, and then you will be best buds again! With a few 'slight' bank payments, you will be completly broke!
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby Jaspersmama » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:40 pm

I was a bit put off when it was mentioned he might get stuck... I have a betta fish get stuck recently ( I am really careful to only get decor with holes big enough for them too but he got stuck in a part that didn’t even cross my mind ) so I don’t want to experience that again with Marlow.
I ordered a Zilla basking ramp instead
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:15 pm

Rex got herself well and truly wedged in tight under one of these at one stage
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Resin-Hide- ... XQVT9S8Mlt
, only good thing was I was home at the time and heard her struggling to get unstock …. I literally had no choice but to grab her tail and pull her backwards to extract her as she was very tightly stuck .
I immediately retired these hides and ordered a jumbo HubbaHut for each (Rex and Puff) and made do with a cardboard mailing box til the new hides arrived.
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
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Re: Zilla cave - is it big enough?

Postby Jaspersmama » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 pm

Oh how awful :(
Lucky you were home
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