Choosing the Best Cage for Your Exotic Pet. If you own an exotic dog, the first thing to consider is the cage. When building a cage for your exotic pet, you need to find the right materials. You can also find ready-made cages with housing systems installed. If you prefer to buy a snake as a pet, you will need to prepare a cage that is suitable for the size and shape of your snake. The size of the cage may depend on the age of the snake. You should also consider the snake’s environmental conditions.
You may also consider using an aquarium tank as an additional cage for snakes that are six to seven feet long and need swimming breaks. For desert snakes, you can make a mesh cage to provide ventilation. Tropical snakes may need a cage over a grill to maintain an average temperature.
Make sure your cage has glass screens so you can see your pet clearly. Cleaning glass aquariums is not difficult. However, they are heavy because they are rigid and must be placed on a steel stand. You can attach solid round wheels so you can move it around easily.
You can also find melamine cages that are easier to clean. They are suitable for larger snakes as they are usually made with more room. It is designed to resist moisture. You can also find rubber tubs made of plastic that are used as breeding cages. This also serves as a secondary cage if you need to clean or repair your primary cage.
If you cannot afford these types of cages, you can use plywood cages, which are cheaper and easier to find. You can create your own design using good quality plywood which can add a nice touch to your snake cage.
Snake owners who build their own cages always prefer to use plywood and melamine because they give the cage good insulating properties. Glass cages can lose heat quickly, especially in the front. Glass cages can also be difficult to work with because special tools are needed to cut the edges and parts of the glass.
Always remember to keep your cage safe for snakes and small children. Make sure you find a suitable place in your home to place the cage. Your cage should provide the same environmental conditions that your exotic dog needs to survive.