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Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby MangosMom1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:14 am

I'm making an enclosure, is square or rectangle shape better? Square would be 56 Width 56 Length, Rectangle would be 70 Width 42 Length. Same height either way. But using a aquarium volume calculator or going by square footage, the gallon size of the square is larger. Even though either way is using the same 16 14x14 wall pieces. So, which is better for my beardie play pen and or enclosure? The square shape, or the rectangle? Please let me know.
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:29 am

Your dragon needs floor space -- so what ever measurement is giving floor space go w/ that one- height really isnt a issue except when it come to heating - and I would not use a real low height either like say 12' that is too low - an 18" is better -- that gives you more options
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby MangosMom1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:40 am

KarrieRee wrote:Your dragon needs floor space -- so what ever measurement is giving floor space go w/ that one- height really isnt a issue except when it come to heating - and I would not use a real low height either like say 12' that is too low - an 18" is better -- that gives you more options
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I can either have 70x42 floor space, or 56x56 floor face for the bottom level, both have a height of 14 inches. I'm not sure if on is really bigger because both have the same circumference of 112". Is the square shape of the second one okay? I usually only ever see rectangle enclosures, and I'm not sure which is better.
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:47 am

Are the both different levels- like a two story?
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby MangosMom1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:05 am

KarrieRee wrote:Are the both different levels- like a two story?
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It is two seperate enclosures. They are both two story, but the second story isn't as large as the bottom story on either of the enclosures. I gave the measurments for just the bottom story on both of them. On both enclosures, the top story is 42x28. Both cages have the same heights on all levels, which is 14 inches, counting both stories it is 28 inches tall. I was thinking about going with the one with the square lower level, but I don't know if that shape is okay for bearded dragons opposed to the rectangle shape.
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby MangosMom1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:09 am

MangosMom1 wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Are the both different levels- like a two story?
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It is two seperate enclosures. They are both two story, but the second story isn't as large as the bottom story on either of the enclosures. I gave the measurments for just the bottom story on both of them. On both enclosures, the top story is 42x28. Both cages have the same heights on all levels, which is 14 inches, counting both stories it is 28 inches tall. I was thinking about going with the one with the square lower level, but I don't know if that shape is okay for bearded dragons opposed to the rectangle shape.


Is it possible for one shape to make him feel like he has more room? I'm not good at math, technically the square shape has for square footage and gallons even though they have the same circumference and height! Maybe it's the calculators I'm using?
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:40 am

I am not good w/ measurements I am more of a visual person - do you have pics of them maybe that would help I see them
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby MangosMom1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:42 am

KarrieRee wrote:I am not good w/ measurements I am more of a visual person - do you have pics of them maybe that would help I see them
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I don't have pics and can't take any right now. Either way it would have the same amount of walking space, just need to know if a square a rectangle shaped cage is better.
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am

I am not sure - I think I would go w/ the rectangular
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby MangosMom1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:48 am

KarrieRee wrote:I am not sure - I think I would go w/ the rectangular
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Alrightly. Thank ya
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Re: Square or rectangle enclosure?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:54 am

Make sure you have a UVB that is in the tank - that is important- I don't know how your setting it up but NO COILS-- they are no good you need a long fixture w/ reflector
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