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New 2′ x 2′ x 4′ Cage Build Guide Released

Dragon Strand Tall Screen Cage Build Guide

Tall Screen Cage

A new comprehensive cage build was just released which used the new Dragon Strand Tall Screen Cage System. This is the model I will use to teach the principles of how to set up a standard 2' x 2' x 4' cage.

The Dragon Strand Tall Screen Cage System is a full featured system which consists of a 2′ x 2′ x 4′ screen cage, six Dragon Ledges, a Hydration Mount for a mist head, a fitted Drainage Tray, and an additional screen floor.

There is a unique feature of this screen cage in that the back panel is actually solid to protect the walls and furniture from mist overspray. So, in this cage build, I use each of these features to their full benefit, but it is written in a way such that the principles can easily be applied to any of the commonly available 2′ x 2′ x 4′ cages.

You can check out the 2' x 2' x 4' cage build here.

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Welcome to the Chameleon Academy!

The Chameleon Academy has been created to be the center hub for the latest in chameleon husbandry information. This is a multi-media experience with an active weekly podcast and YouTube video outreach.

My name is Bill Strand and I have been working with keepers, breeders, and scientists around the globe to gather together the latest in husbandry techniques. I have been working with and studying chameleons for four decades and have been involved in public education of chameleons since 2002.

In 2015 I started the Chameleon Breeder Podcast as a new and innovative way of  being able to bring the findings of the community together in one place. While a strictly audio medium has enormous advantages, it is difficult to browse. And after over 125 episodes there needed to be a way to access the information easier than scrolling through episodes. Thus was born the Chameleon Academy where you are able to search for topics and do research that includes podcast audio, transcripts, video, and new content. The Chameleon Academy is designed to be a multi-media chameleon research tool.

The Chameleon Academy will be actively updated on a weekly basis and will be the store of my personal drive to discover the most I can about these incredible creatures. Through the podcast, video channel, and this Chameleon Academy I invite you along on my journey.


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