DIY Homemade Bearded Dragon Cage

DIY Homemade Bearded Dragon Cage? Here Is What You Need

Do you know the fact that bearded dragons are considered excellent pets for toddlers and kids? 

They might seem very dangerous from their look, but this is only a myth. They are gentle creatures and are also considered the friendliest pets for kids.


  • These creatures are also compassionate. It isn’t easy to pet a bearded dragon. They need proper maintenance, care, meals, and attention. 
  • Bearded Dragon is not a cuddle lover pet. If you try to do so, it will cause an injury or may bite you. But if you hold them properly, they can be the friendliest creatures.

Do you also own a bearded dragon and now want to make a cute little cage for it? 

If yes, then you are on the right platform. In this little piece, we have collected essential information related to the bearded dragon cage.

Here, you will find out almost every possible method of making a bearded dragon enclosure idea. 

What is a bearded dragon cage?

I am sure some of you may be confused about the title of the article. So, let us clear it to you.

Meaning of Pogona (Bearded dragon) cage

This cage is a small glasshouse specially made for bearded dragons. There are lots of things included in this house to make the Pogona feel better. In this section, you will find ways to make this glasshouse look more attractive and best for your pet.

But with that, tell us, what is your reason for creating the cage?

Do we assume you want to give them their personal space? Isn’t it?

Well, it’s indeed a valid reason. Many pet lovers assume that cages restrict their freedom, so, it is important to understand Why bearded dragons need to live in the cage?

To clear your doubts, please read the given content:

  • The first reason to put a bearded dragon in the cage is that it makes them feel at home. They can easily climb on the cage walls, and the themes of the cages give them a natural habitat to live in. 
  • The second reason is that if bearded dragons are not treated properly, they may bite you. So if in case you leave your dragon in your room and it gets under you while you sleep, then it may bite you badly.
  • It may also cause injury to itself. 
  • Bearded dragon needs lots of light and heat for their survival. These things can be possible only in a cage.
  • It helps to level up their mood and also to digest their food easily. 
  •  The secondary reason is that the bearded dragon cages look amazing; it makes the whole room even more beautiful.
  • Try to keep the environment of the cage as wild as possible. It will give them a very familiar feel.

Since bearded dragons are not harmful every time, are you familiar with the fact that if you have kids in your house, then definitely make a bearded dragon cage?

Well, keep scrolling because you will get to know their fun facts too!

But, for now, let’s know the ways!


We know you want to know the collection first; here we go!

Things that you can use to make a bearded dragon cage

The things that you can use to make a bearded dragon cage are

  • waste wood, 
  • carton paper, 
  • plywood, sticks, rocks, 
  • sand, lights, etc.

These things are available in almost every house. 

But do you want to be basic or creative?

We assume that being artistic is fun, so here we go with the best version of the cage!

To start with, you know it is the most loved section for pet owners. 

Well, why are we saying this? Keep reading to know more!

So, begin the creative creation!


So, get ready to explore the best-bearded dragon enclosure ideas!

DIY Homemade Bearded Dragon Cage?

  • Cage from a covered

If you have a small wooden cover in your house, take it and start working on it. Remove the front side of the cover by using a hammer or anything. 

Now add coats of sanded grout and hard Cot Podge to make kind of stairs inside the covered. You can also make a small cage under the stairs.  Your bearded dragon can sleep under it. 

Add a glass in its front part from where it has removed the wood. 

Do you want to make it look more attractive? 

Add some dry sprigs in the wood box or some dry leaves. It will look more aesthetic. You can also paint the wood according to your preferences.

  • Cage from a fish aquarium 

Do you know that if you ever had some fish, you can also use their aquarium to make a DIY bearded dragon cage? 

Add some sand and stones to it. You can also set the warm lights inside it. Grow some desert plants inside it. It will make a desert theme cage.

Trust me; your bearded dragon is going to love this setup. 

But, if your dragon prefers the warmth of wood, let’s make another DIY bearded dragon habitat

Cage from wooden slides

Very few people know about this DIY. Do you want to know about it? 

Take 5 wooden slides. Please note that 3 slides must be of the same size, and the other two must be of the same small size. Now use fevicol to join the slides to make a wooden box without the front side.

Add a glass cover in place of the front side. Now you can add accessories according to your preferred theme. Add some lights to make the cage more attractive. 

If you own a green bearded dragon, then go for a green theme. You can add some seagrass and green plants. Make a small den inside the cage where your dragon can sleep easily.

  • Rocky bearded dragon cage

This cage is based on a rock theme. Usually, bearded dragons love the rocky theme cage. 

If you already own a bearded cage, then put some rocks inside it. 

Don’t put unnecessary rocks inside it.

Place some aesthetic rocks inside it. You can buy rocks from the shop or order online. Would you please make a small den where it can sleep? 

You can also grow some rocky plants inside it.

Now, that was all about creating the piece of your beardie with another attractive item, Now let’s talk about the homemade ideas to make the bearded dragon cage.


DIY Homemade Bearded Dragon Cage

Trust me, homemade ideas always work!



  • Bearded cage from the carton box

Take a big carton box and remove the front side of it. If you want, then you can fix a transparent glass in front of it. If not, then go for transparent paper and secure it with tape. 

Make sure you secure it well; otherwise, the bearded dragon will jump out of the box. Also, use the solid carton box.

You can also repeat the same method with a wooden box or wooden slides. The best part is you don’t have to go anywhere for this. You can do it on your own.

  • Bearded dragon cage from cement

If your house is under construction and you have leftover cement, you can also make a bearded dragon cage.

The best method for mechanical engineers!

Take some wet cement mixture and try to make a rectangular type of box. For this, first, make a rectangular box with the help of bricks and a mixture of cement. Then apply. Cement on top of it to make it smoother.

You can paint the box with your favorite color and draw some paintings. You can also draw some sketches on it. 

Come on; it’s time to show some artistic moves.

Now fix a glass cover on its front side. Add some beautiful accessories according to your preferences. Add some aesthetic rocks and plants to make it more graceful.

Interesting suggestion?

I hope you liked the ideas so far, but we are not done yet!


Don’t you think Plexiglass cages will look so aesthetic in any living room? 

I can bet your answer is yes. 

Now tell us, do you also want to make a plexiglass cage for your bearded dragon?

We know it’s a yes, so with further ado, let’s break the deal!

How to build a reptile cage with Pixelglass

Follow the given steps. If you follow these steps properly, you will make a beautiful cage for your lovely pet.

Plexiglass- The most expensive material to build a bearded dragon cage.

  • The very first step to building a cage is that note the behavior of the bearded dragon. Note in which shape it will be more comfortable and how much amount of light it needs. Let us suppose that your pet is comfortable in a rectangle shape.
  • Always buy pre-cut  Plexiglass from the shop until and unless you are a master in cutting and have a proper instrument to cut the glass. Buy the glass according to the size of your pet. 
  • Now you require a drill machine and some screws. Make a rectangle box from the Plexiglass by using the screws and drill machine. Not that always leave one side open as a door. 
  • Do not fix that side with the screws. Otherwise, there will be no door left to come in and out of the glass cage. 

The best side to leave space for the door is the top of the glass box. 

You can easily put your bearded dragon inside the box from the top of the box. And also covers the glass easily.

After repeating these steps, you have successfully made a Plexiglass bearded dragon cage. 

See how simple it is. Isn’t it? To make a Plexiglass cage, all you need is proper technique and material.

After knowing how to create it, we know you must contemplate the best and most difficult situation your beardie might encounter.

Considering that here we are with more info!

Pros of plexiglass bearded dragon cage

  • It is very light in weight than glass. Hence, it can be moved very easily from one place to another. 
  • It looks very aesthetic in the living room. The bearded dragon will look 100 times more attractive in a Plexiglass cage.


  • The only con of a Plexiglass cage is that it is costly. It is almost double the price of normal glass or wood.
  • Also, this material is susceptible to handling. 

With that, we hope you have imagined the best space or, let’s call it home for your little beardie, and as promised, here we are with Fun facts about a bearded dragon that will let you know that you are doing the right thing.


DIY Homemade Bearded Dragon Cage

 Suppose you are a new parent when you know the facts. These facts will help you a lot in the process of taking care of your bearded dragon.

  • Bearded dragons mainly originated from Australia. 
  • They can stay in their cages for hours. They can stay in their cages until you get them outside.
  • Bearded dragons need at least 2 hours to stay in their cage after the meal. The meal gets digested after spending a minimum of 2 hours in the cage.
  • It is crucial to keep them warm. Otherwise, they can die in the cold.
  • Bearded dragons can eat live insects, vegetables, plants, and supplements.
  • Bearded dragons are omnivorous as they can eat both non-veg and veg.
  • They can also eat lots of fruit. They can eat almost every possible fruit.
  • If you take care of a bearded dragon properly, then it may leave for 10 years. 
  • There is a variety of bearded dragons named Petco’s. This dragon is a very less germ-causing pet as it comes from washed eggs only.
  • It is manes as bearded dragons because they have fluffy skin under their throat, giving a beard look. 

I hope that convinces you well that your creativity will be the best gift for your pet. So don’t miss out on building your reptile habitat.


As rightly said, there is no place like home, so your beardie will also be looking forward to the best place to stay near you yet with nature. Considering the same, we have shared the best methods of making bearded dragon cages that are super easy for you to create and maintain. 

So, what are we waiting for? 

Keeping In mind all the habits and preferences of your dragon, follow the steps carefully to build a beautiful, comfortable home for your beardie.

We have also added an informative section with fun facts about bearded dragons. These facts will help you guys a lot for sure. You can thank me later for this section. 

We hope you found this piece informative and helpful.

So be creative for your friendly Beard Dragon, and let us know your ideas too!