Introduction: Iguana Enclosure
This is the coolest thing I’ve ever made and I recommend some of you to try making one because 1. Your animal will be super happy 2. It’s an amazing experience 3. It saved us a lot of space. So that’s it for the intro let me actually explain how to build it.
Step 1: Foam Structure
Me and my dad first started with some foam boards and spray foam. We made three Foam layers for our iguana to Lay on and a foam tree So that he can climb up and down. We also took an old fish tank and covered the edges with spray foam so that it can be sort of a base for a water fall we were gonna make later. Then just sanded that down and that step was done
Step 2: Mortar
Next step was to cover everything in mortar. If you don’t know what mortar is it’s basically a paste that you can spread and when it dries it’s like rock. We covered the foam with mortar to make the structure look more natural. Then we added fake greenery like grass, flower, vines etc. that’s what I think made this whole project really come together. We covered some of the plastic bits from the fake grass with mortar to make it look Like it’s actually coming out of the ground.
Step 3: Border
This step is pretty simple we basically just cut some pieces of wood, painted them to match the enclosure. (Keep in mind all of the measurements you will have to decide on yourself because everyone’s should different in their own way and also we didn’t keep track of measurements lol .) Then we just screwed them in to border it.
Step 4: Wiring
This step was super cool! We make a foam block and covered it in mortar for the water fall. And we did the plumbing for it so that you know... it is a waterfall. We wired some heat lamps ,hue lights, his fog machine, And some litter rain sprinklers we bought off of amazon. All of the wires of course went behind the whole enclosure and to a control panel we built. The whole kinda theme was a Jurassic park theme and it really worked out.
Step 5: Glass Doors
I’m honestly not sure where it came from but we found a couple glass panels and we made a border for it and screwed in some hinges and boom simple glass doors
Step 6: Happy Iguana
Last step was to make our iguana happy by finally putting him into this enclosure. He loves it way more then the tiny poor dog cage he used to live in. Now he can actually feel free and be able to move around more.
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