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Enclosure Price Tags!

Posted by Brian on December 7, 2010 at 9:05 PM

I decided to TAKE THE PLUNGE!

I have been looking for new enclosures for our dragons.

Being that Christmas is nearing, I thought that Santa Clause could help me out.

I searched the internet.

I searched Amazon, eBay, and other sites.

I toured Cages By Design, Zilla, Big Apple Herp.....All of them.

I find that the reptile world is lacking in Bearded Dragon housing.

Let me re-phrase that.

I find that the reptile world is lacking in AFFORDABLE Bearded Dragon housing.

I saw individual enclosures (stackable) that were 48"L x 18H x24D.

Mind you, Bearded Dragons, or Uromastyx need the "long" and deep"

more than they need the height. So, This would be GREAT!

But.... I need FIVE. These were on eBay for $320.00 each.

With shipping the total would be $2,026.30.

The seller did tell me that he would take $10.00 off each enclosure.

I am not a builder. I have many talents, but construction is NOT one of them!

I REFUSE to pay  $1,000.00 - $3,000.00 for an enclosure!

A year ago,

I won the bid for a Trophy case on eBay for $22.00

A school was getting rid of their old trophy cases, and I got a GREAT DEAL!

I rented a U-Haul van, and drove the hour and a half to pick it up.

Between gas and the rental and the actual Tophy case I spent $177.00.

The conversion was easy.

I went to Lowes and they custom cut the four shelves

to the measurements I needed. I bought molding for $2.89.

The light fixtures and lights were the big deal.

Now you are looking at $250.00.

I would even say I had spent another $100.00 in misc. stuff.

So the total for my enclosure $529.89.

Our 4 dragons were good to go! UNTIL....."PUFF" came into the mix.

This was my need for a new enclosure.

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