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    With mesh you would have a really hard time holding any heat or humidity that's for certain. Far better off going with timber/mdf or the like over complete glass much better insulation
     
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    just make one
     
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    things like this are really useless,glass enclosures are only slightly better but wooden are the best options because you can control the temps better ! If you have any carpentry skills you can build your own or modify old furniture like TV cabinets etc. Not only do you have something totally different and you have something nobody else has AND YOU BUILT IT YOURSELF !
     
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    i figured that would probably be the case, thanks for the response!

    yes i wasn’t sure if what kind of mesh it was would affect the ability to hold humidity or mesh. thank you for the response

    @Lazreilly @dragonlover1

    would this be suitable?

    https://m.ebay.com.au/itm?itemId=292049963605
     
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    quite small, even for a childrens/spotted imo.
     
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    For a childrens or a spotted, you want at least 600mm length, 800 or 900 is ideal.
     
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    okay thank you
     
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    Cant go wrong with 16mm melamine cheap as chips , hardwaring and easy to clean also holds the heat well
     
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    do you mean to use to build an enclosure yourself or is there somewhere to get ones built from melamine from?
     
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    I meant if u were to build yourself . Most reptile shops etc build there ones to sell the exact same way though. I have built quite a few for my self and they work out about a quarter the price and its really not that hard .. providing of course u are handy on the tools haha
     
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    They really aint difficult to build. I'm not no handy man but have built dozens of th things in my time. If I cant be bothered or can't find the time I scour through gumtree or facebook normally or even ebay on occasion for cheap 2nd hand ones.

    That enclosure you posted at the top of the page might have a use for getting small animals some outdoor time....Only thing I can think of.
     
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    Sometimes you can pick them up on gumtree for less than the value of the thermostats and heat sources.
     
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