Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

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Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby Lnovak » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:01 pm

I was not sure where to post this subject and then I found the enclosures topic. I do not know if this is appropriate to post but I am desperate. My bearded dragon is 7 months old and is still in a twenty-gallon terrarium. I know this is too small for him. That's why I am here. Buying a new terrarium with lighting to appropriately accommodate him is just too expensive for me but I do not want to get rid of him. So I am reaching out to you all. Even if you do not donate please take the time and share it with others. Thor is cramped but not unhealthy cramped. He can still move around, however, he does hit his head on the glass and glass surfs as it is called. I guess I will post the link to my GoFundMe and see where it goes. I really do appreciate any time or effort no matter the size. Thor and I will be very grateful.
https://www.gofundme.com/7y2bdd-pet-in-need
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Re: Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:16 pm

I hope you're able to get a larger space for him. Have you considered building your own? That is usually the most cost effective method. If you search for instructions for building a "crossfire" enclosure, that should give you an idea about how to build a popular model from scratch. You can also repurpose old furniture if it's the correct size and shape. I suggest checking through the DIY section for some ideas. Forum members have come up with some really creative options for enclosures over the years. Good luck!
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Re: Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:51 pm

You can use paypal credit to purchase a tank on some websites - I know I used it to get Hiccups tank thru Zen Habitats --- I was also gonna say shop on Facebook Marketplace a lot of people have found tanks there - but please make sure if you do happen to get one there make sure you disinfectant good w/ a good disinfectant
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Re: Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 pm

Lnovak wrote:I was not sure where to post this subject and then I found the enclosures topic. I do not know if this is appropriate to post but I am desperate. My bearded dragon is 7 months old and is still in a twenty-gallon terrarium. I know this is too small for him. That's why I am here. Buying a new terrarium with lighting to appropriately accommodate him is just too expensive for me but I do not want to get rid of him. So I am reaching out to you all. Even if you do not donate please take the time and share it with others. Thor is cramped but not unhealthy cramped. He can still move around, however, he does hit his head on the glass and glass surfs as it is called. I guess I will post the link to my GoFundMe and see where it goes. I really do appreciate any time or effort no matter the size. Thor and I will be very grateful.
https://www.gofundme.com/7y2bdd-pet-in-need



While you are saving for a nice big forever home (4ft x 2ft x 2ft tank) , I'd upgrade to a 149L clear plastic tub like this
https://www.bunnings.com.au/all-set-149 ... d_p2583377
size = W:575mm H:480mm L:790mm , W = 23" H = 19" L = 32"
$19 for a 149L tub here in Australia , probably under $10 for similar sized tub in the USA.

This will be a good size for him until he's about 1 year old.

Would take less than 1 hour to convert to a rearing tank if you have an electric soldering iron and a drill-driver and the hex head screws on hand.
I advise not to use a drill to make airholes , the plastic will likely crack or split (not good), only holes I drill are in the lid to take the screws that hold the ExoTerra NanoHood firmly to the underside of the lid and I am very careful with drilling these screw holes.
See viewtopic.php?f=34&t=233480
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Re: Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby Aaradimian » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:59 am

Be sure to check Craigslist or similar sites for deals. I have seen some crazy-cheap aquariums listed there, and you might also be able to find a really inexpensive bookshelf or cabinet that you could turn into a vivarium. That's what I did for one of mine. If you do buy a used aquarium, make sure to follow KarrieRee's advice and disinfect the heck out of it before you put your little one in it.
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Re: Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby Lnovak » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 pm

I appreciate all of the feedback. I will look into the different options provided. I have actually been looking into building my own enclosure but I am still researching best ways to do so.
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Re: Raising Money for Bearded Dragon Enclosure (Please Read)

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 pm

Quickest - and how I'm planning on building two new two bay enclosure banks is to use CONNECT-IT joiners :
https://www.metalmate.com.au/connect-it ... er-joiners
and
https://www.metalmate.com.au/connect-it ... quare-tube , any 1" x 1" square aluminium tubing will do
and to screw fix some sheets of plywood to outside edges of the connected / assembled CONNECT-IT structure.

Then all you need are some cupboard air vents (that slip into round holes and some plastic or aluminium tracks for two front sliding glass (or acrylic / Perspex) doors.
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Lucky - cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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