Rock monitor outside enclosure

Rock monitor outside enclosure

Postby LizardLover » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:32 pm

If anyone has some ideas of outside enclosures for a rockie, please share.
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Re: Rock monitor outside enclosure

Postby S73PH » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Hi, I suggest Chicken wire and coating it with grout and cement( like the natural looking rock sorrounded pools). Incorperate hides places for plants or whatever. It will be pleasing to the eye and easy to clean.
Best of luck to you and rockie
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Re: Rock monitor outside enclosure

Postby LizardLover » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:22 pm

This is still early stages, but here are some progress pictures

1800x650x650 are the dimensions
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Chicken wire on the inside.
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Opens at the top, planning to put a lock in so it I can lock it when it's closed.
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I am going to put lips on the inside, 60cm high, and cover 30 cm with sand and potting soil(50/50 mixture), and of course, I am going to put a layer of wood as a bottom floor so the substrate won't fall out.
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Where I am going to put the enclosure, there is permanent shade on that spot. So planning the shade and sunlight of the cage will be easy. I am going to put it on bricks so it doesn't touch the ground.
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The total cost is:
R200 for the chicken wire
I got the fences for free from my father's friend
Other things, R200
Getting wood cut for the lips and bottom layer costs R300
Still need to get the substrate, but that won't cost more than R500.
So far, the total is around R1200.
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Re: Rock monitor outside enclosure

Postby kfc223 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:27 pm

That's not bad Zac.

Looking quite nice.
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Re: Rock monitor outside enclosure

Postby LizardLover » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:06 pm

Thanks, hopefully it will look great when it's finished.
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Re: Rock monitor outside enclosure

Postby LizardLover » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:17 pm

I made a mistake with the dimensions, it's 1800X950x950. Sorry
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