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 bill@dragonstrand.com 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!

Bill Strand

Dragon Strand Caging Systems


The Tall Cage System Family

2023 Tall Cages

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

Tall Hybrid Cage System

Tall Hybrid Cage System

We are currently taking orders for middle of October shipping. 

Tall Screen Cage

Tall Screen Cage System

We are currently taking orders for end of October shipping. 

Dragon Ledges

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

Dragon Ledges

Click here to select the right size Dragon Ledge set for your cage.

Non-Dragon Strand cage accessories

Dragon Ledges and Drainage Trays for ReptiBreeze, DIY, and Exo-Terra cages

Mountain Dragons by Jan Stipala

An image rich journey into the highlands of Kenya with Jan Stipala to search for rare chameleons.

Comments (27)

  • Robert

    Would your clear sided enclosures be suitable for Giant day geckos?

    February 4, 2020 at 5:45 pm
  • Bill Strand

    Yes, the Clearside Enclosures will do very well for Giant Day Geckos.

    February 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm
  • mpivonka40

    Hi I was wondering when the Large Screen Atrium Enclosures will be back in stock? Thanks!

    March 8, 2020 at 5:13 pm
    • Bill Strand

      We are targeting around the first half of April for the Large Screen Atrium to be available

      March 11, 2020 at 4:06 pm
      • luismi126

        Hi, what are the deminsions of the atrium cage?

        March 14, 2020 at 10:53 am
        • Bill Strand

          The new Large Atrium will be around 48″wide x 24″deep x 48″ high. We are working on the final design now. The Medium Tall Atrium will be 30″ wide x 24″ deep x 48″ high. The Medium Tall, both screen and hybrid versions, will be out by the end of the month and the Large Atrium, both screen and hybrid versions, is planned for the first half of April.

          March 14, 2020 at 11:42 am
          • luismi126

            Great, thank you bill

            March 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm
  • luismi126

    Hi bill, would I be able to pre-order the hybrid large atrium cage or do I have to wait until they are available?

    March 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm
    • Bill Strand

      For the Large Hybrid Atrium you would have to wait until I can finalize the design. Once that happens I will have an official price and I will open up ordering because I know that the cage will ship within a week.

      March 23, 2020 at 1:34 pm
  • Jason Townsend

    How is the virus affecting the release schedule of your cages?

    March 30, 2020 at 6:56 am
    • Bill Strand

      There have been some delays here and there in the supply chain, but we have, thankfully, not experienced anything disastrous. My team is still up and working and we expect to be releasing more designs (such as the Large Atrium) in the first half of April.

      March 30, 2020 at 9:08 am
  • davidh1746

    Hi Bill,
    Are you discontinuing the Large Clearside Atrium enclosures and instead using the hybrid system? If not will the large clearside atrium enclosure be available the same time as the large atrium all screen enclosure?

    April 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm
    • Bill Strand

      We are currently working through the redesign of the Clearside cages. The Large Atrium variations are being prototyped right now and we expect to have them available this month.

      April 3, 2020 at 5:07 pm
      • david.mackovjak

        Do you still have plans for a clear-sided large atrium hybrid or will they all be the solid PVC? I’m torn between the benefits of the hybrid, but not being able to get natural light through the sides of the cage.

        May 25, 2020 at 10:35 am
        • Bill Strand

          There has been an unexpected wrinkle in the clearside line. There is a serious backlog in orders for acrylic due to the corona virus. I have at least 14 weeks before I will be able to get the material necessary to make that product line! All the acrylic has been purchased by retail companies making protective shields for their cashiers and they have literally bought up all the available sheets. So, I will be able to release the clear side line when acrylic supply returns.

          May 25, 2020 at 12:12 pm
  • Jpwillson005

    Hello Bill,
    I was looking to possibly purchase the medium atrium and was wondering if there are any pictures of them as well as price and availability? Thanks John.

    April 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm
    • Bill Strand

      The Medium Atrium is being redesigned and is scheduled for a May availability. Unfortunately, I won’t know pricing until the design is finalized.

      April 8, 2020 at 4:42 pm
  • Jpwillson005

    I also wanted to know if the hybrid version comes with screens for the sides so you could interchange the pvc panels if need be? Thank you.

    April 8, 2020 at 10:49 am
  • potey13

    Hi bill,

    Any update on when the breeder series cages will be released? Specifically the medium and hatchling breeder series cages.

    April 8, 2020 at 4:21 pm
  • Corey Zetterman

    Hi Bill,
    I just received and assembled my cage. Wow. Thank you very much. It is fantastic. Easy, solid construction. Great access to the interior of the cage. Can’t wait to order our chameleon

    May 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm
  • jayman


    Just wondering if we’ll ever see the part screen and part glass cage come back for sale? That’s what I’m holding out for.


    May 28, 2020 at 12:24 pm
    • Bill Strand

      Yes, you will. The design is done and the only thing holding it back now is this crazy corona virus situation has produced a run on acrylic as retail locations are making protective areas for their cashiers. The lead time now on acrylic is 14 weeks. As soon as the world supply rights itself I will be launching the cages. I don’t think it will take 14 weeks, but that is what I am being told right now.

      May 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm
  • elliebea


    When will the substrate tray be available for the Tall Hybrid enclosures? I would like to convert mine to bioactive. Thank you.

    June 17, 2020 at 5:55 pm
    • Bill Strand

      The Substrate trays for the Tall Hybrid and Tall Screen are in development now and will be available in about two months.

      June 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm

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