border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Lizard Forums > Varanid

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-18, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr-2018
Posts: 3
Country:
Building 8x4x4

Hi,

I'm planning on building an 8x4x4 cage and am not sure if I need to insulate the cage or not.

The cage will be in the basement and though its a finished carpeted basement it gets cold down there, I'm mostly concerned about the floor getting to cold in the winter. I live in Illinois so the winters get pretty cold. I was originally going to use a stock tank for the base but will use plywood as the base if I need to insulate.

Do you think I should insulate the cage?
Varanid is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 04-16-18, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb-2018
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 165
Country:
Re: Building 8x4x4

I should think your heating elements wouldn't have to work as hard to maintain temperature if the cage was insulated on the bottom. It would also have fewer spikes and drops if it were insulated. If it were me, I'd insulate.
__________________
0.1 Normal Ball Python - (Nagini), 1.0 Brazilian Rainbow Boa - (Jerkface), 1.1 Red Eyed Tree Frogs, 0.4 Cats, 0.3 Dogs, 1.0 Husband, 0.1 Daughter, x.x Nonbinary Kid.
phenyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-18, 02:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
VeedubDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr-2018
Location: Stockton-On-Tees
Age: 30
Posts: 44
Country:
Re: Building 8x4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by phenyx View Post
I should think your heating elements wouldn't have to work as hard to maintain temperature if the cage was insulated on the bottom. It would also have fewer spikes and drops if it were insulated. If it were me, I'd insulate.
^^ Exactly!

If you have the means to insulate, then definitely do it! You'll save money on your electricity bill too.
__________________
1.0 Nelsons Albino Milk snake | 1.0.1 BCI | 1.0 Jack Russell | 0.1 Staffy x Collie | 1.2.1 Homo sapiens |
VeedubDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-18, 06:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec-2017
Posts: 369
Country:
Re: Building 8x4x4

I actually wrap the back, sides and top of my enclosures with 1/2" foam board insulation for the winter months. Saves me tons of headaches in the cold MA winters. It helps keep temps up and humidity in.

What animal is the enclosure for?? That's a huge enclosure to keep heated. I would almost definitely say insulate it.
craigafrechette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-18, 08:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr-2018
Posts: 3
Country:
Re: Building 8x4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
I actually wrap the back, sides and top of my enclosures with 1/2" foam board insulation for the winter months. Saves me tons of headaches in the cold MA winters. It helps keep temps up and humidity in.

What animal is the enclosure for?? That's a huge enclosure to keep heated. I would almost definitely say insulate it.
Alright thanks I'll go with using plywood then. The enclosure is going to be for some ackies.
Varanid is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 04-17-18, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec-2017
Posts: 369
Country:
Re: Building 8x4x4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Varanid View Post
Alright thanks I'll go with using plywood then. The enclosure is going to be for some ackies.
Oh nice. I know nothing about their temp/humidity requirements.
What temps are required?
And what humidity?
craigafrechette is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0