Dragon Strand Caging Systems

Important! Note on Availability:

9/22/20: The Tall Screen cages are scheduled to be shipping in the first week of October. They are now available for ordering if you would like to get into this build.

The Large Screen Atrium will be available with the next build of the Large Atriums in November. Ordering for this build will open in mid October.

The hybrid products are now upgraded to the acrylic clear front versions. The Tall Hybrid Cage System is available for ordering now. The Large Hybrid Atrium will be shipping in mid October.

Dragon Strand is now carrying Arcadia Supplementation Products! See the banner below!


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. (Note: As of 9/22, the screen cage version is back in production.)

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. The Hybrid Cage version comes with two Hydration Mounts to support higher leaf cover in the typical application.

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

The upgraded Tall Hybrid Cages with the clear acrylic door is in stock

Tall Screen System

Tall Screen

The Tall Screen Cages are scheduled to ship the week of Oct 9.

Announcing: The New Large Atrium Cage System Family!

Large Atrium with Drainage Tray

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. 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 doors are acrylic with the top and a front ventilation panels screen. This allows humidity control while using the chimney effect for air exchange.

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.

Optional Accessory:

Drip Easy 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 for this purpose and has a support for potted plants on the floor. This package also includes a screen floor panel, which can replace the white PVC floor included with the cage. This Drip Easy floor is used when you take advantage of the Dragon Ledges to mount plants on the side and keep the floor clear. It offers maximum drainage.

8/26/20 Note on availability: A combination of supply chain challenges with the screen cages and the ability to upgrade the hybrid cages has created an availability schedule as follows:

The Large Hybrid Atrium Cages are up for ordering now. Any orders placed before Sept 15 will ship by mid- October.

The Large Screen Atrium Cages will be open for orders in October for a November shipping. I apologize for this delay. This is the supply chain issue we are dealing with.

The Large Atrium Drainage Tray is currently going through an upgrade to the new seamless design. This will be available for shipping out in the first half of October.

The Large Atrium Planter Box is also going through a design upgrade and will be available the first half of November.

Thank you for your patience during this transition period. Please contact me at bill@dragonstrand.com if you have any questions.

Large Screen Atrium open doors

Large Screen Atrium

The Large Screen Atrium Cages will be shipping the second half of November. If your timing is critical please email me for an update at bill@dragonstrand.com

Large Atrium with Drainage Tray

Large Screen Atrium + Drip Easy Drainage Tray

The Large Screen Atrium Cages will be shipping the second half of November. If your timing is critical please email me for an update at bill@dragonstrand.com

Large Hybrid Atrium

Large Hybrid Atrium

The Large Hybrid Atrium Cages with clear doors will be shipping the first half of October. If your timing is critical please email me for an update at bill@dragonstrand.com

Large Hybrid Atrium with drainage

Large Hybrid Atrium + Drip Easy Drainage Tray

The Large Hybrid Atrium Cages with clear doors will be shipping the first half of October. If your timing is critical please email me for an update at bill@dragonstrand.com

Large Atrium Drainage Tray

Large Atrium Drainage Tray

The Large Atrium Drainage Tray will be shipping the first half of October. 

Large Atrium Substrate Tray

Large Atrium Planter Box

The Large Atrium Planter Box is being upgraded and planned to be available in the November./December timeframe. 


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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