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I think I want one. I see on that site ... spray - wonder if it has a heater too. Cindy

Generally it's connected to the water tubes of the house (like shower and bath tub), so it has warm water. Anna

This one is like a portable one that you just hook on somehow. Doesn't have to be plumbed in. I assume it connects to the toilet water intake or something, which would make it COOld.
Cindy
If you want to laugh (then wince in pain and run off to check your BCP refills), read "Bringing Out Baby"

That settles it..as if there weren't enough things to deter me from wanting children, this one's the clinker in the deal.
Leanne the Lurker
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If you want to laugh (then wince in pain and run off to check your BCP refills), read "Bringing Out Baby"

That settles it..as if there weren't enough things to deter me from wanting children, this one's the clinker in the deal. Leanne the Lurker http://members.aol.com/huntryder79

LOL
I about busted a gut reading that. Husband thought I was nuts. When you get a baby out of the deal, a little trauma along the way really doesn't matter.
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Cindy
My question: HELP!! How many heat lamps?What kind? I like ... How do I get this thing to look zoo grade??

I remember seeing a website that showed how to build an ig cage, and they built an empty space above ... with the lamp shining down out of the box and a wooden vent on one side so it doesn't overheat?

Thanks..I think I will end up incorporating some of this in the design. And my friend Gretchen (who bought our house) is trained in theater lighting design, and has volunteered / been drafted to help with the cage. Emotion: smile
sigh I can't wait until we can move. The hubby and I have started looking at houses. We can find ... the house! Ah, the house! Lovely tile flooring, great exterior, hot tub in the back, large koi pond with waterfall,

oohh.. I'm planning a koi pond for our new house. Emotion: smile

and the master BR was
fantastic with a Spa tub and huge walk-in closet! Heck, this was the first time I'd ever seen a beday, ... my own oil. Anyways. I hope we can find a house faster than fr0glet can. Although shopping is fun. :-)

Very fun. Emotion: smile Deciphering the difference between what the house is really like and the smoke and mirrors job done in the ads is also fun.

I used realtor.com to find the house we are buying, plus worked with a buyers agent.
Jennifer

Chaosmage
Congratulations on the new house, but it's a good thing we have each other. I remember when I moved, ... acre with good shade for them there. Oh, there are the bedrooms for people. Ho hum, how nice. Barbara

We told our buyers agent that we specifically needed good iguana windows and the right space for the iguana cage.. we got lucky. Less than two months of househunting to find Sorath's new digs. Emotion: smile
Chaosmage
Congratulations on the new house, but it's a good thing ... the bedrooms for people. Ho hum, how nice. Barbara

The first thing I look at are the windows. GOT to have lots of windows,for light for me and my plants. Cindy

The Pothos?
Chaosmage
I have not even posted regarding Sorath's recent jailbreak, which included Brian coming home to find a broken plexiglass around the iguana cage,

What do you think... tail slap? Cracked the mighty bullwhip on that pesky plexiglass?

Actually, I think it was the shifting in the house, we had put in some of those support poles for the joist to level the uneven floors (and hold the house up), and it has shifted the house. I think between the putrid cold and the shifting, it caused the plexiglass to snap..the main crack was not in a spot accessible to Sorath, unless she learns to fly, or starts taking flying leaps at a strange angle from her bask.
maybe 7 or 8 feet high (depending on where the ceilings are in the new house), maybe 6 feet wide, maybe 3 1/2 feet deep?

I've really been enjoying pics of corner iguana cages, that way you only have to build one wall to section the thing off into a nice triangle. Any chance of that working for you?

Our choice spot mandates a rectangular cage with three glass sides (plus stuff to make for hides), so that Sorath can watch what's going on. She is a VERY strangely social iggy, and likes to be where she can keep an eye on us. She likes to freeroam, and will usually end up in the same room with us, just watching us. Her new spot will allow her to watch us in all the main living areas of the new house: dining, part of the kitchen, den, and living room.
Rememer a while back we saw an ig cage online that was a sliding glassdoor mounted in the corner of a room? Could be a cool option and maybe even fit the budget, I've no idea really...

I really like the sliding glass door idea...
I use a big black plastic cement mixing tub for Sabba. It's much stronger than the catboxes we sell at ... some 12" deep so she can submerse her22lbs of snakey goodness. Emotion: smile AND black is beautiful. Catboxes don't come inblack.

Good idea.
I would suggest making a spot up high for an automatic misting system, too... the more I read about the ... of potential dehydration from moderate humidity environments the more I push ultrasonic humidifiers... it's a tropical rainforest lizard after all!

adding that to the prospective list.. beats standing there with a spraybottle. Emotion: smile
How many heat lamps? What kind?

You're going to have to test until you get the right ambient temps. Iwould guess in that much space, maybe ... a basking spot for Stinker. I don't really know about PTS requirements sono idea if he'd need to bask seperately.

Brands?
How do I place the lamps? How many lamps? The zoo seems to do a lovely job of hiding the lamps.

I like Jenn's idea of mounting them on a screen top, then building up a false wood wall on the ... bottom to keep them off the bulb, hanging the box and fixture underneath another basking platform... that's hard todescribe. Sheesh.

I have a collection of old bricks from houses that were torn down in Cleveland. Looking at using them as the back wall, and doing something like a ruin.. Gretchen will be helping with that also..
BTW, our new house is a lovely ranch in Westlake ... house. Moving is planned for the last weekend in January.

CONGRATS!! Sounds awesome!! Get pics when you're settled, or before!~!! Emotion: big smile

Lots of pics. That's why they make digital cameras. Emotion: smile
fr0glet Chaosmage
You can still do a built-in water area. Raise the base of the cage off the floor. Put a cubby ... the bucket, turn the pump back on. Voila! Water is pumped from the pool into the bucket. No siphoning necessary.

? OK, I'm clueless. Canister filter?
You're going to have to test until you get the ... PTS requirementsso no idea if he'd need to bask seperately.

Stinker wants a cooler basking spot than Sorath, about 86 degrees. But hecan just not get as close to the heat source if it's a truly big cage. Aslong as he still climbs up to get his UV.

While Stinker does not believe that PTS's are arboreal reptiles, he does regularly climb up to his favorite perch. Usually though he favors just climbing for his Pothos, and napping on top of his hide the rest of the time.
I like Jenn's idea of mounting them on a screen ... and fixture underneath another basking platform... that's hard todescribe. Sheesh.

I like these ideas too. But also extend the lamp cover on top down a bit past the top of ... lights everytime you look in if you don't mask it a bit below the light too. Did that make sense?

Yeppers.
Sounds fantastic. Oooh. When I was at the Munich Zoo last month they were building a new exhibit. They took ... For the ends of the tubes it looked like they were making caps with the same materials. It looked great.

More ideas for the design. Emotion: smile
-Z

Many thanks.
Chaosmage
How do I get this thing to look zoo grade?? ... figure this out and set it up for us. Hellpp!!

Well, you could always break into the reptile house in Cleveland and take their iguana exhibit. :-) Or, you could try contacting the Cleveland zoo and find out who does their exhibits. They may do it or point you towards someone who might.

Good idea. Emotion: smile
Scott

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