Dragon Strand Caging Systems

Announcing: The New 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 ares 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.

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.

Fitted Drainage Tray. The cage sits on top of this tray which keeps waste water physically apart from your chameleon. This is a fitted tray which has raised supports in the middle to handle 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.

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.

Welcome to Dragon Strand!

Message from Dragon Strand Jan 21. 2020

The Dragon Strand caging line is being upgraded. Many of you know that we spent some time “re-tooling” to upgrade both our materials and our internal systems. This process is completed and now we are releasing our new cage line one model at a time. There are some significant changes going into 2020.


  • Proprietary Framing. First of all, we are now using proprietary framing. This framing is thicker, stronger, and straighter. More importantly, I will be in total control of the quality. While the rest of the market looks for ways to cut corners I am looking for ways to increase the quality of my products. I designed this framing to give us the characteristics that we need to make chameleon cages. We will no longer be using materials originally designed for other industries.


  • Solid Back Walls for All Screen Cages. All of my screen cages will now come with solid PVC back panels. Screen cages are almost always placed against a wall. By making solid back panels standard your home walls are protected from mist overspray and light is reflected back into the cage. This does not materially affect the ventilation of the cage.


  • More Back Dragon Ledges.  Back panels will also come standard with two vertical Dragon Ledges.


  • Stainless Steel Door Latches. All closures have been upgraded to stainless steel toggle latches


The first cage to be released will be the Tall Screen Cage System which comes with the above mentioned features as well as a Hydration mount for misters, six Dragon Ledges, both a solid and a screen floor panel, and a fitted drainage tray. The Tall Screen cage is 23.75″ x 23″ x 48″ and replaces the Large Keeper Kit in the Dragon Strand line up. The Tall Screen Cage System is in inventory right now.

The Breeder and Clearside series cages are coming back with upgrades of their own. We will be launching new models every week or two until each entire line is back up and running. If you would like to be notified by email as each cage family member is released please sign up for the newsletter and you’ll be among the first to know.

Thank you for your patience and support. I am grateful that I have this opportunity to work on refining our chameleon cage experience. 2020 is an exciting year as this marks the start of chameleon cages being made with parts designed specifically for our needs!

-Bill Strand

Founder of the Dragon Strand Chameleon Caging Company

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Chameleon Cage set-up


Innovation is at the heart of Dragon Strand…and that passion continues.

Dragon Strand leads in innovations that matter for chameleon keepers and breeders!

  • Our Breeder Series Chameleon Cages introduced the first commercially produced solid side cages specifically for the chameleon community. The screen front and top maintained the required ventilation, while the three solid PVC sides added the capability to hold mist in the cage and create hiding spots.
  • The patented Dragon Strand “Dragon Ledge” Branch Holders were the first product on the market that allowed keepers to easily mount horizontal branches and potted plants in their chameleon cages without compromising the structural integrity of the cage.
  • The Dragon Strand Nursery Cage System was the first commercially available caging system specifically designed for raising baby chameleons
  • The Dragon Strand ClearSide Enclosure line gives arboreal reptile keepers the visibility of glass at a fraction of the weight!
  • The Dragon Strand Atrium Series wide format cages give keepers the space they need to landscape a cage! Includes the largest commercially produced chameleon cage.

Comments (14)

  • 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

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