Dragon Strand cages are hand built and there is a time element that comes with that. There is presently a lead time for new orders. To inquire about the status of the particular build your order is in please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an update.
Dragon Ledges ship each week
Mountain Dragon are in stock!
Tall Hybrid Cage System (with Drainage Tray)We are currently taking orders for middle of October shipping.
Tall Screen Cage System (with Drainage Tray) We are currently taking orders for end of October shipping.
My name is Bill Strand. I wanted to make cages specifically for serious chameleon keepers/breeders and I found the most experienced chameleon cage makers that had not yet had their business taken overseas. With Dragon Strand you can have cages that were hand made in the US by a team that was creating cages before there was such thing as mass market cages. The challenge with that is there is a certain flow that can be maintained. Therefore we often have a backlog of orders. We try and be as transparent as possible and the above schedule is usually pretty accurate. Unexpected things happen, but we try to communicate when this occurs. Let me know if you have any questions via email or phone!
The Tall Cage System Family
The new Tall Cage System (23.75″ x 23″ x 48″) comes in two styles – a Screen version and a Hybrid version. These cages have been designed to provide keepers of arboreal reptiles with a higher quality experience and to aid us in creating the proper environments. Both versions come standard with a Drainage Tray, white PVC floor panel, and a Screen floor panel.
The Screen version is made for applications where high ventilation is desired. This screen cage is unique as the back is solid to protect house walls from mist overspray, but with all other panels being screen, ventilation is retained.
The Hybrid version is for keepers who want more control over the hydration and humidity in their caging environment. With both sides and the back solid PVC humidity gradients may be created and a more rigorous mist coverage can be handled to accomodate a denser planting strategy. The front main door and top front panel of the Tall Hybrid are acrylic for clear viewing, humidity retention and to create a chimney effect. The chimney effect is where the warm air near the top screen panel rises and pulls air through the service door under the main door. This produces a subtle, but constant, air circulation through the cage.
All Dragon Strand cages, including the Tall Cage family members, have been upgraded to have the following:
Solid white PVC back. As most cages are up against a wall, this protects the house walls from mist overspray and reflects light back into the cage. The Hybrid system extends the PVC to both sides.
Patented Dragon Ledges. Dragon Ledges are anchors that allow you to easily mount horizontal branches and potted plants. They are standard with all Dragon Strand cages. The Tall Cage Systems come with two for each side and two for the back.
Hydration Mount. This included mount allows the installation of Mist-King and Cli-Mist nozzles and also a grommeted input for 1/4″ tubing. This tubing input can be used for installing a plant watering drip system. Both the Tall Screen and Tall Hybrid Cage versions come with two Hydration Mounts.
Drainage Tray with Screen Floor. Each cage includes a drainage tray which is placed under the cage. The cage rests on the tray and the water from the cage flows into the tray. The major benefit is that waste water is physically separated from the inside of the cage where the poop, water, and escaped feeders can combine to create an unhygienic bacteria pill for the chameleon. A screen floor is also included which allows you the option to switch out the solid one. If you have plants on the floor then the solid one is good to use for support. If you use the Dragon Ledges to create a floating garden style in the air with the bottom clear, then use the screen floor for 100% drainage of the water. The drainage tray extends beyond the cage front so you can suck out the water using a wet/dry vacuum and crevice tool.
Tall Cage Options
Dragon Ledges are a patented accessory designed to allow keepers of arboreal reptiles the ability to mount branches and potted plants on the sides of a screen cage. You can learn more here:
Select the size based on how wide your cage side panel is. The most common application is the ZooMed Reptibreeze cage line.
For ZooMed Reptibreeze XL (24″x24″x48″) use 24″ Dragon Ledges
For ZooMed Reptibreeze L (18″x18″x36″) use 18″ Dragon Ledges
For ZooMed Reptibreeze M (16″x16″x30″) use 24″ Dragon Ledges