Dragon Strand Caging Systems

Important! Note on Availability:

9/14/21:

Currently, there is a backlog of orders which we are working through as fast as we can. If you have an order placed then your order has been logged into one of the present builds which are not reflected on this list. To inquire about the status of the particular build your order is in please email me at bill@dragonstrand.com for an update. I am currently taking orders for the October builds. I apologize for the wait.

All Dragon Ledges and Drainage Tray and Accessory Pack orders placed on or after Sept 14 will be shipped the last week of September.

New orders of the Tall Hybrid Cage System are scheduled to ship around the end of October.

New orders of the Tall Screen Cage Systems are scheduled to ship the end of October.

New orders of the Large Hybrid Atrium cages are scheduled to ship the end of October.

New orders of the Large Screen Atrium cages are scheduled to ship the end of October.

New orders of the Nursery Cage Systems are scheduled to ship around the end of November.

Mountain Dragon books are in stock

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


The Tall Cage System Family

Tall Screen Cage System

The new Tall Cage System (23.75″ x 23″ x 48″) comes in two styles – a Screen version and a Hybrid version. These are the first members from the newly designed screen cage line from Dragon Strand to be released. The major components to these cages have been upgraded to provide us keepers of arboreal reptiles with a higher quality experience and to aid us in creating the proper environments.

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 of the Tall Hybrid is acrylic for clear viewing, humidity retention and to produce 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. The ensures 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.

Seamless Drainage Tray. The cage sits on top of this tray which keeps waste water physically apart from your chameleon. This is a specially designed tray fr this purpose and has a raised section in the middle to support potted plants on the floor.

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. Starting 10/19/20, both the Tall Screen and Tall Hybrid Cage versions come with two Hydration Mounts.

Solid/Screen Floor. Two floors are included to allow you to choose for maximum support with the solid floor or maximum drainage with the screen floor. The other may be kept near by and used as a temporary floor while the other is being deep cleaned.

Tall Hybrid Cage system

Tall Hybrid

We are taking orders for the Tall Hybrid Cage System build scheduled to ship around the end of October

Tall Screen System

Tall Screen

We are taking orders for the  Tall Screen Cage System build scheduled to ship by the end of October

Large Atrium Cage System

Large Hybrid Atrium

The new Large Atrium Cage  (46.75″ x 23″ x 48″) has been upgraded to provide us keepers of arboreal reptiles with a higher quality experience and to aid us in creating the proper environments.

The Hybrid implementation is for keepers who want more control over the hydration and humidity in their caging environment. The sides and back are white PVC. The front is acrylic with one middle front panel screen. The middle front screen panel works with the top screen panel to create a chimney effect ventilation.

All Dragon Strand cages, including the Large Atrium, 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 Large Atrium Enclosures come with two horizontal ledges for each side and four vertical ledges for the wide back panel.

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. The Large Atrium comes with three Hydration Mounts to support higher leaf cover in the typical application.

Large Screen Atrium open doors

Large Screen Atrium

Note: The next build of the Large Screen Atrium Cages is scheduled for the end of October.

Large Atrium with Drainage Tray

Large Screen Atrium + Drip Easy Drainage Tray

Note: The next build of the Large Screen Atrium Cages is scheduled for the end of October.

Large Hybrid Atrium

Large Hybrid Atrium

Note: The next build of the Large Screen Atrium Cages is scheduled for the end of October.

Large Hybrid with Drainage tray

Large Hybrid Atrium + Drip Easy Drainage Tray

Note: The next build of the Large Screen Atrium Cages is scheduled for the end of October.

Announcing: The New Nursery Cage System

six unit nuersery cage system

The Dragon Strand Nursery Caging System was designed to raise each baby you produce in the best possible health. Each of your babies will grow up without the stresses and damage from unnatural communal living. Professional breeders are able to offer healthier, stronger, and larger chameleons. Multi-generational breeders are able to ensure that each baby grows to its full potential. With a faster growth rate, both professionals and multi-generational breeders are able to sex their juveniles earlier providing a better customer experience and a more efficient distribution to fellow breeders.

Each Nursery Cage System consists of three individual cages and a drainage tray that the three sit on.

The dimensions of each individual cage are 6.75” W x 15.75”D x 15.75”H.

The dimensions of three cages installed on the drainage tray are 22.5”W x 17.25”D x 17.125”H

The dimensions of six cages installed on two drainage trays are 45″ W x 17.25″ D x 17.125″ H

Each cage is configured as follows:

Sides and back are white PVC to offer visual isolation and humidity retention.

The main front door is acrylic

The lower front flip-up service door is screen to allow for air flow through the screen top panel. The service door flips up to allow easy access to the pull-out PVC floor panel. A black PVC block is included that can be installed if you desire to have a soil floor.

Nursery Cage System

Nursery Cage System

Note: The next build of the Nursery Cage Systems is scheduled for the end of November.

six unit nuersery cage system

Double Nursery Cage System

Note: The next build of the Nursery Cage Systems is scheduled for the end of November.


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

      Jason,
      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.
      Bill

      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

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

      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

    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks,
    Jay

    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

    Hi,

    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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