The 2'x2'x4' PVC Panel Reptile Enclosure by Zen Habitats is great for lizards, snakes, and other small arboreal animals that require a low to high humidity environment. Zen Habitats Reptile Enclosure uses 1” anodized aluminum, bamboo printed PVC panels, front swinging acrylic doors, a galvanized steel screen top, additional top humidity shield to retain humidity, and a 12" substrate shield (either acrylic or steel screen - for increased ventilation). The steel screen top includes screen support bars and wire grommets to give you the flexibility to install your lighting fixtures inside or outside the enclosure.
Why the 2’x2’x4’ Zen Habitats Reptile Enclosures?
Large enclosures – 120-gallon equivalent. Many reptiles thrive when given room to run, jump, and climb.
Non-reflective surfaces reduce anxiety. Most reptiles are territorial and do not like their own reflections.
Front opening doors minimize stress when approaching your pet. Many reptiles and amphibians have a parietal eye which helps them spot aerial predators. A lot of reptile tanks open from the top - approaching from above can cause stress for your pet.
Bamboo printed composite PVC panels for up to 100% humidity. Allows for a high humidity environment without the disadvantages of glass aquariums.
Humidity Shield helps retain humidity while providing ventilation. Optional 22"x 11" sheet of acrylic that lays on top of the screen to help control humidity.
Substrate Shield included.Choose between acrylic or screen shield. Screen shield is for increased ventilation.
Easy to assemble – A rubber mallet sometimes helps.
If you still have questions about your Zen Habitats enclosure, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I decided to go bigger for my crested gecko. I’m so glad I did. He loves the extra space and I love that it’s easy to put together and for a great price as well.
This is going to be a bit long, but I want to preface my post by saying that I am not making any sort of statement about ZenHabitat products as a whole or even their customer service as a whole, just merely my own personal experience with their product.
I ordered earlier in the year from them this enclosure, knowing that their site said it would be an extended period for shipping due to Covid. That wasn't an issue. A while after ordering I emailed them to ask if it would be possible to change the address in my account that the product would be shipped too. They were very responsive and told me that as long as the product hadn't gone out yet that wasn't a problem to just let them know. Unfortunately my family had an emergency situation arise that led to me needing to move 20+ hours across the country to be with them. Again, customer service was great and they said they'd get that taken care of. No issue. The cage arrived and despite the fact packaging was battered and beaten (not their fault) it seemed fine. Due to the hectic nature of the move, I didn't get to putting the cage together right away as I was having to rearrange all my animals and my own sleeping arrangements while we stayed with family temporarily.
Once I got the cage pieces unpackaged I noticed that I didn't seem to have the pieces the instructions that were emailed to me in a link said I should have. So I contacted them. In the process of waiting for a response I started putting together what I did have. This is where I ran into my first real "problem". A corner joint piece broke off inside the aluminum tube (tract). I contacted them with photos about this. We had a few emails back and forth (Never the same person each time always a new person in the email which may have added to the confusion at least on my end). After a mishap with sending the replacement part that broke and the pieces that were missing, to the wrong address I finally got my pieces.
Here are my biggest issues. The aluminum frame is super easy to bend or misshape out of place. Despite my best efforts to get the broken plastic corner piece dislodged without damage, it ended up bending and breaking part of the frame to do so. I didn't complain, just said it is what it is and tried my best to bend it back into shape. From there it just seemed like I had one issue after another. Almost none of the corner joints fit nicely into the frame ends. Most are gaped to some degree and no matter how I tried mixing them around and using a rubber mallet to gentle and then firmly tap them into place, as shown in the videos, it wasn't budging. The whole set up once together is not stable. Not like I believe it should be. None of the corners come together in a tight fit on the bottom inside or the top. You can see gaps and I believe it's because of this that the whole structure is wobbly. Further more it doesn't provide a tight enough seal that I was okay not using a liner for the bottom substrate. I'm also looking into getting some sort of latch or lock I can install on the top to keep the "lid" so to speak from popping up. If my guy was a large snake or decent sized lizard, he'd be out of the enclosure in no time. Even just shifting the cage causes the top lid with the screen to pop out of the joints.
Finally, the door and locks. The door sticks so badly I literally hate having to go into this cage. The issue is mainly the locks. I've taken them off, flipped them around and reinstalled twice hoping to figure out what I'm doing wrong, but it just genuinely seems to me like it's a manufacturing issue. The locks secure the door very well, but the issue is then needing to open the door. Even when unlocked the lock end doesn't retract enough on the door to not catch on the frame and i have to hold the frame in one hand and pull the lock with the other and wiggle to get it open. Which in turns wobbles the whole cage.
All in all I'm super bummed because I'd waited a long time to purchase this enclosure due to the cost. I would have given them a 2 star, but I do feel that a 3 was more justified as they were always very responsive when I'd message and were polite even though we had hiccups in communication along the way. They also never really questioned me when I said I was missing pieces and even admitted they made a mistake on their part with directions for the model I ordered not being correct. I respect that a lot.
I don't think I'll be ordering from them again however. I love my critters and want to give them the best lives possible, as much space as possible, but the reality is I'm on a fixed income, just made a huge expensive move and frankly can't afford to toss money down the drain like this. Maybe in the future I'll give their products another chance, starting over with something smaller than the one I ordered to see if that makes a difference. I'm hoping that this is just a fluke and I had a bad roll of the dice with product. I chose them because I'd done so much research on them and had heard so many great things. So who knows.
Again, I'm not bad mouthing the company, just sharing my experience, as I'd hate to not be honest and someone else have this issue too. I can't speak to any product or others experiences but my own in this one.
This enclosure is light weight, easy to work with and well organized. We followed the video to put it together. We had to hit it much harder than the guy in the video to get it all seated well but it worked and now it very sturdy. It looks very nice also. My son loves what he’s been able to do with it.
I like the enclosure, price wasn't too bad for the amount of space within. Stands nice and tall, great display piece for my Emerald Tree Boa! The only thing I would have liked is if there was a way to caulk or seal off the bottom. The bio basin doesn't fit tight enough and still allows water to escape. Aside from that, no issues, love the enosure!
It's a great tank! It was pretty easy to set up, but some of the parts took a lot of effort to fit in.
The enclosure was pretty easy to put together and has been able to deal with a bit of abuse I put it through to construct the interior. I’m very happy with this product. Only part that wasn’t the best was the two locks for the door, they’re a bit awkward. However, the door design will allow us to purchase our own lock type and replace it. Overall I’m very happy.
My Monkey Tailed Skink, Morgoth, absolutely love his new enclosure, and so do I! Easy assembly, fantastic quality, and so simple to clean.
Will definitely be purchasing another in the very near future!
Perfect for bioactive enclosures for arboreal species! Zen habitats have turned keeping reptiles into a literal art form now and I couldn't be happier! All of my future enclosures will most likely be purchased here.
Both of my chameleons are in these setups! It is a great size, gorgeous visibility to see your animal, and the screen option for added ventilation is a must for chameleons. The PVC really keeps the humidity in and my chameleons at very happy in these enclosures!
Easy to put together. It’s sturdy and my chameleon loves his new home.
The instructions were a little bit of an adventure, and the plastic connectors were more delicate than expected ( swing that rubber mallet with care ya'll), also prepare to get more lighting/heat and moisture providers, but my Chinese Water dragon is
living his best life and that's what matters!
Great cage, used for frilled lizard. She loves it.
cost is high compared to quality
Great enclosure!!! Easy to put together. My chameleon loves it!
Quick shipping and great quality!!!! Love it!
The 4’x2’x2’ arboreal Zen habitat is easy to customize and create an efficient space for our emeralds. I recommend the room temp and humidity be similar to the temp and humidity inside the enclosure. We knew going in that the enclosures would work for us since our snake room stays hot and humid. They were ordered and delivered within days. I had shipping damage to a piece of one of the habitats and zen shipped the replacement to that week. Customer service was incredible. Thanks Zen Keep being AMAZING! YOU ROCK!!!☀️☄️
Easy to assemble but a rubber mallet will make it much easier, overall i would say it's a great product for the price.
Great enclosure! Our chameleon started exploring the minute we put her in. I replaced the 2 side pvc panels with glass so she could get some extra sunlight.
Looks good, feels sturdy once it's put together, just wish it came with some sort of handle instead of relying on the tiny lock knobs.
Very nice enclosure, easy assembly!
Love my zen habitat enclosure ! Set up for my chameleon, and she seems to be loving it !
Set mine up as a bioactive with water feature for my rainbow boa. Background was done the same way as any other glass terrarium but extra care had to be taken for the waterproofing. Only 4 stars because I wish you made a 2×2×2 base, and it would be interesting to see some paladarium type options for the lower section. Other than that, love it! Great bang for the buck with options for customization if youre willing to improvise.
This has been an awesome first home for our Chinese Water Dragon, and I plan to buy multiple other enclosures. Thanks for the awesome product!!!
My snake absolutely loves this! I was worried about keeping heat and humidity in such a bigger tank, but it kept both SO well and EASILY.
Took about an hour to put up. Do wish they had a video for every habitat. Lol. Make sure to use a rubber hammer so you do not dent the metal. Looks very nice. You can cut/decorate where you’d like! Bought two different sizes. Habitats like these are hard to find
Absolutely A+ company and product -- fast shipping, splendid customer service, and personally answered all of our questions regarding set-up and customization. Out of all our (many) orders, only one part arrived damaged, and they sent out another at no extra cost the next day. Tremendous, sturdy, spacious tanks that look like works of art and add beautifully to our home.