Reptile Enclosure Size Recommendations

Our goal is to provide the very best enclosure for your pet reptile. We strive to meet the expectations of our customers by producing quality products that suit each reptile's needs. Please do your research from credible sources before buying any reptile and make sure you are able to supply its housing and husbandry needs before you purchase your new pet. Reptiles can grow quite fast, so your hatchling can become quite large in just a matter of months, so not having the proper housing ready for them ahead of time can be quite stressful for not only you but the animal as well.
Also, do not adopt breeder standards for your pet reptiles, there are many great breeders who understand that pet reptiles need a suitable sized enclosure for their forever home but unfortunately, there are also many breeders who either don't understand the requirements or will even try and mislead customers into adopting very small setups that they use for commercial breeding, that were never intended for a reptiles forever home. Thankfully, millions of responsible pet owners have moved past these old myths and the plethora of online misinformation in order to provide the very best care possible for their pet reptiles.
Here are our recommendations for suitable, minimum enclosure sizes for the below reptiles and amphibians (Length x Width x Height). As is the case for most reptiles, bigger is better when choosing a suitable enclosure size for your pet reptile's forever home:
  • Ackie Monitor: Minimum 5x2.5x4, preferred 6x3x3
  • African Fat Tailed Gecko: Minimum 3x2x17"
  • Anole: Minimum 2x2x3, suitable for multiple anoles
  • Ball Python: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3 - Click Here for our dedicated Ball Python products page
  • Bearded Dragon: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x3x3 or 8x4x4
  • Black Throat Monitor: It is best to designate a room in your home for these very large monitors (see below).
  • Blue Tongue Skink: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x2
  • Boa Constrictor: Minimum 6x2x3, preferred 8x4x4
  • Bull snake: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Burmese Python: It is best to designate a room in your home for these giant snakes (see below).
  • California King Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Carpet Python: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3
  • Corn Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Crested Gecko: Minimum 2x2x3
  • Crocodile Skink: Minimum 3x2x18"
  • Dart Frog: Minimum 3x2x18" for multiple frogs
  • Dumerils Boa: Minimum 6x2x3, preferred 8x4x4
  • Fire Skink: Minimum 2x2x3, preferred 4x2x2
  • Gargoyle Gecko: Minimum 2x2x3
  • Garter Snake: Minimum 3x2x2, preferred 4x2x2
  • Green Anaconda:  It is best to designate a room in your home, with a large pond for the Worlds biggest, mostly aquatic snakes (see below).
  • Green Iguana: Minimum 8x4x6, preferred 12x6x6
  • Green Tree Python: Minimum 3x2x3
  • Hognose Snake: Minimum 3x2x17", preferred 3x2x2
  • Jackson's Chameleon: Minimum 3x2x3, preferred 3x2x4
  • Kenyan Sand Boa: Minimum 3x2x2
  • Leaf-Tailed Gecko: Minimum 2x2x4
  • Leopard Gecko: Minimum 3x2x17"
  • Mexican Black King Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Milk Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Monkey Tailed Skink: Minimum 4x2x5
  • Mourning Gecko: Minimum 2x2x3, suitable for multiple geckos
  • Panther Chameleon: Minimum 3x2x3, preferred 3x2x4
  • Rainbow Boa: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Rat Snake: Minimum 4x2x2
  • Red Eye Tree Frog: Minimum 2x2x3
  • Redfoot Tortoise: Minimum 8x4 (Tortoise Table)
  • Reticulated Python: It is best to designate a room in your home for the Worlds longest snakes (see below).
  • Rosy Boa: Minimum 3x2x2
  • Russian Tortoise: Minimum 8x4 (Tortoise Table)
  • Savannah Monitor: Minimum 8x4x4
  • Sudan Plated Lizard: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x2x3
  • Sulcata Tortoise: These tortoises grow to be up to 3ft long and 150 lbs. It is best to have a large yard for these reptiles and a space in the winter depending on climate.
  • Super Dwarf Reticulated: Minimum 8x4x4, preferred 8x4x6 
  • Tegus:
  • Argentine Tegu Minimum 8x4x4
  • Colombian Tegu Minimum 6x3x3
  • Uromastyx: Minimum 4x2x2, preferred 6x3x3 
  • Veiled Chameleon: Minimum 3x2x3, preferred 3x2x4
  • Water Monitor:  It is best to designate a room, with a large pond area in your home for these giant monitors (see below).
  • Whites Tree Frog: Minimum 2x2x3
  • Woma Python: Minimum 4x2x2

Giant Snakes and Reptiles 

For giant snakes like the Reticulated Python (the longest snake in the world), Burmese Pythons, African Rock Pythons and Green Anacondas by just following simple pet guidelines for snakes of length, plus width to equal the full length of the snake, you could be looking at an enclosure that is up to 20ft L X 6ft W X 8ft H. Males of course are typically smaller, but still require an extremely large enclosure. To this day, we have yet to see extremely large, free standing enclosures that are not built into a room or what seems to be the most popular for keeping this species; is to have a partitioned area of a room or basement, which is considerably more practical, much safer and can be done for far less cost.

Because of this, we do not make anything that is suitable for these giant snakes that could be constructed and shipped to you for assembly. We do believe a room conversion or partition is the best way to suitably house them, for all of the reasons above.

If you are needing help on the construction, please let us know as we can help with backgrounds, décor, logs, rocks, ledges etc. as we have extensive experience in this area with the various zoo’s we have worked with.