Iguana Cage




This is my first instructable so bare with me.... I had an old big screen tv that had went bad, so instead of tossing it i had an idea to make a fish tank out of it. After doing the reserch on the materials i found that the acrylic was out of my budjet. Then I walked into my sons room and seen the Iguana. ???? A light bulb went off, and so this is my outcome. Enjoy... PLEASE VOTE - pet contest.

Step 1: Destruction

This project is not much to instruct on but more to give you ideas. All I did was took everything out of the tv, all the bulbs, boards, speakers.

Step 2: Start

Next i found some old indoor out door carpet i had used on another project and cut it to fit the tv. I decided to use both the top and the bottom of the tv. The top half for basking and show and the bottom for feeding and water.

Step 3: Decoration

I went to Hobby Lobby and found some Ivy and a Fern (Fake Plants) to place in. I decided to keep the mirror in he kinda likes looking at himself. After placing the plants i was not satisfied it needed more. So when i was out side i seen the Flower bed and some nice looking drift wood. I broke it so that it would fit and now this is what i have.

Step 4: Conclusion

As a last step im going to install a mister and have it ran to the power button on the tv. Then to add some humidity you just turn on the tv :). Thanks and I hope you guys like my first instructable.



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    6 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Been wanting to do this for a long time, now that I've seen it, I know its possible, thanks! My Godzila will b so happy I think when I'm done.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Best "no glasses 3d tv" i've seen so far. Going to make it soon propably too with plants.

    PS: Did you keep the front part? The lens? I Dont know if you have some knowledge about those death rays that can be made out of it. Just thought to give you an info in case you don't. Youtube is full of it, type "projection tv lens solar concentrator" or similar thing there.

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    yes it had 3 lenses on it, the top one is clear which is still on the TV to keep him in. The other 2 was a defuser and magnifier. defuser if that's what its called, I did nothing with but did try the deathray with little success with the magnifier. best too use the magnifier on the lamps they are like a hopped up magnifying glass lol.


    Reply 3 years ago

    Hey im trying to make a lizard cage out of my big screen tv .do i keep the screen on it and what about the mirror.? And what is death ray. Should i use the 3 lights that are inside or are they too hot. Can u give me any ides caise dont wanna fry my green iguana. Please help with any ideas or do's or donts. Thanks