4'x2'x2' PVC Panel Bearded Dragon Enclosure by Zen Habitats
Pre-order now for anticipated delivery inlate August or early September.
Bamboo Printed Composite PVC Panels
Durable – our composite PVC has minimal bowing due to age, weight, or heat (superior to standard PVC)
4’x2’x2’ – 120 gallon equivalent
Humidity levels from 0% to 100% depending on need
Supports UTH (Under Tank Heating)
Front sliding / removable acrylic doors for easy access
Galvanized steel screen with support bars for security and multiple lighting options
Substrate Shield included (but optional) for those with loose substrate
Humidity Shield included (but optional) for top screen keeps humidity high while allowing for ventilation
3 year warranty*
The 4'x2'x2' PVC Panel Bearded Dragon Enclosure by Zen Habitats is great for bearded dragons and other terrestrial reptiles. Zen Habitats Reptile Enclosure uses 1” anodized aluminum, bamboo printed PVC panels, front sliding/removable acrylic doors, a galvanized steel screen top, additional top humidity shield to retain humidity, and a 6" substrate shield (to keep loose substrate in the habitat when the door is open). 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 4’x2’x2’ Zen Habitats Reptile Enclosures?
Large enclosures – 120-gallon equivalent. Many reptiles thrive when given room to run, jump, and climb. 4’x2’x2’ reptile enclosures are 3 times larger than 40 gallon breeder tanks.
Non-reflective surfaces reduce anxiety. Most reptiles are territorial and do not like their own reflections.
Front-sliding 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 0% to 100% humidity. Allows for low to high humidity environment without damaging the panels.
Humidity Shield helps retain humidity while providing ventilation. Optional 36" sheet of acrylic that lays on top of the screen to help control humidity.
Substrate Shield included. All Zen Habitats come with an optional substrate shield for those who use loose substrate.
Lightweight – Only 46 lbs. fully assembled.
Easy to assemble – A rubber mallet sometimes helps.
Also great for:
Frogs and amphibians
Many other lizards, snakes and tortoises.
Great alternative for the following size aquariums/terrariums: 33 gallon, 37 gallon, 38 gallon, 40 gallon, 45 gallon, 50 gallon, 55 gallon, 65 gallon, 75 gallon, 90 gallon, 120 gallon
Amazing enclosures! Hold in the heat a lot better than the glass tanks! A lot less window surfing lol
First off, fantastic packaging. It looked like the delivery service kicked the box off the back of the truck. The box was heavily damaged yet all the pieces were perfectly preserved. This went together fairly easily and is very sturdy, yet light. The habitat is absolutely perfect for our massive bearded dragon and I swear she was smiling when we moved her from her 55 gallon tank (48x12x24). The extra 12” in depth on this habitat is perfect for a larger lizard to have room to roam and turn around comfortably, and the sliding glass front is SO much easier for cleaning and picking up our beardie. I am so impressed with this product. It’s as beautiful as it is functional too! So glad we purchased.
BEST EVER! ---BIOACTIVE SETUP---
My first bearded dragon bioactive Zen Habitats were done using the bamboo version since it was all that was available. I knew the moisture level of the lower substrate would most likely damage or weaken the bottom panel and lower part of the side panels so I created an insert using FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) wallboard and siliconed it in place with aquarium safe silicone. It worked great! After a year I removed all of the soil and decor to be able to stack the habitats with newly purchased spacers. There was zero damage to the habitat. The habitat held up amazingly with the weight of my bio. I used real rocks in addition to the substrate and the total weight was over 300 lbs! I am sure a factor in how well it held up was the insert I created, but I think it also says a lot about the durability of the Zen.
I am very happy they created the PVC version. This is what I now use for my bio setups. After stacking with my spacers, and prior to putting in the substrate, I seal all the seams along the bottom and a 1/3 of the way up the sides with aquarium safe silicone. I no longer use real rocks because of the increase in weigh, the substrate alone is 140 lbs. Now that I don't create an FRP insert and they are stacked I make faux rocks out of styrofoam. I feel confident I won't have any issues. However, I would be willing to pay a bit extra for a couple of cross support aluminium bars under the floor panel.
BEST EVER! ---PET CONTENTMENT---
PROS: My pets appear to be very relaxed and secure in their Zen Habitats. They use all of the space available and don't startle. I imagine (but they haven't said) they like that only the front is available for viewing. I know they prefer to have me reach in from the front sliding doors rather than from the top. I love knowing that my pets are safe because all of the materials used are pet safe and don't give off any weird off-gas when heated.
CONS: I don't see any.
BEST EVER! --FUNCTIONALITY--
PROS: The hole for the cords is fabulous and allows for super easy inside light/heat installation. The hole is large enough to get a variety of plugs thru the hole with room for multiple cords. I love the substrate barrier. I build bioactive setups and it is critical. It was one of the reasons I made my first purchase. It is a good height and made from thick plexi. The top screen is fabulous. It is not made of flimsy screen but is metal. It is assembled into the structure so it is super stable. There isn't any size cat that would be able to jump on top and cave it in. The screen has two bars on the underside for attaching lights, hammocks, or anything else. It is also very easy to attach items directly to the screen without damage. I love the front sliding doors. My previous tank had a hinged screen on the top and I hated having to move the lights every time to put in food, water, or get out my pet. The doors come off easily to make decorating and cleaning super easy. The enclosure itself holds the heat well for my arid setups. It allows for good air circulation, but isn't drafty.
NOTE: The PVC structure has a thin piece of plexi that rests on top of the screen and covers about 2/3. Since the PVC habitat is intended for higher humidity setups this piece of plexi helps keep in the humidity while still allowing for ventilation. With this kind of setup you would need to hang the UV light (if needed) inside the habitat because the plexi would block a significant amount of UV.
BEST EVER! --ASSEMBLY--
PROS: Assembly can be easily done by one person without any tools in a short amount of time. Zen Habitats provides videos on their website that show the proper order to follow to assemble without any issues. It is totally worth it to follow along with the video when doing the assembly. Stickers have been added to the front frame pieces to prevent incorrect assembly.
CONS/TIP (This isn't really a CON but more like HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TIP): Once assembled you cannot easily take the pieces apart and fix an incorrect insertion. There are parts that have to be in certain places. I thought it would be super simple to just look at the parts and put it together (even with the new stickers). It is possible but it is much easier just to follow the video. The videos point out obvious but easily overlooked things like the position of the panel pattern, the fact the screen slides INTO the structure rather than resting on top, and the easiest order in which to connect the frame pieces.
TIP: Using a rubber mallet makes assembly easier and faster. When attaching the substrate barrier (if you decide to use it) apply the special tape to the barrier piece very close to the edge, then insert it into the house. I found it very awkward to try to apply the tape to the frame. Extra tape isn't provided so you can't mess up and redo it.
BEST EVER! --STABILITY/DURABILITY---
PROS: The habitats are lightweight. This is a definite plus for me. I previously owned a 4 ft long aquarium and hated out heavy it was. Once assembled the structure is very stable and not wobbly.
CONS: I haven't found any.
TIP: If over time the metal sides separate from the joining brackets it is very easy to tap them back together with a rubber mallet.
BEST EVER! ---SPACERS/OPTIONS---
PROS: Zen Habitats is always developing new products! I am super happy with the spacers they have. I have created a stack with a spacer on the bottom, enclosure, spacer, then another enclosure on the top. Visually it is gorgeous. I am only 5'3" and I can access both levels. I am able to store some items behind the sliding doors of the lowest spacer. I really like how stacking has made it possible for me to have more pets and not take up more room. I also like how I don't have a variety of cabinets/tables topped with individual habitats scattered all over the livingroom. I love how the multiple light fixtures on top of the screen are hidden behind the sliding doors of the spacer; it is still very easy to access them but I don't have to look at them. Zen Habitats also makes a cabinet and a stand. I haven't used either
CONS: It would be hard to get another spacer on top of the second one in my stack with the ceiling height. I would like to not see the lights on the very top. I am going to build a workaround. I am constructing a three-sided visual barrier with foamcore covered in bamboo wood looking contact paper/shelf liner.
TIPS: Once you build your stack put the doors into the spacer. If you put heavy items into your habitat before putting in the doors in the spacer they are a really tight fit. While it is true that the stack can be assembled by one person it is much easier to get the edges lined up and the tape applied with two.
BEST EVER! ---VISUAL APPEAL---
I love everything about these enclosures. I have 3 of the PVC version (purchased Oct 2019) and 2 of the Bamboo version (purchased in 2018). Bamboo version: great for arid setups; PVC version: great for higher humidity and/or bioactive setups. Everything else about them is the same in my opinion. I own bearded dragons, leopard geckos, Sudan plated lizard and a uromastyx.
PROS: These habitats are visually VERY pleasing. I love the modular sleek design. I don't have a particularly modern house and they still harmonize with my decor. This sleekness draws the eye to my pet rather than the enclosure. I also love how much of the interior is visible since there is just the metal frame and plexi doors. I use a 36" T5 high-output strip light with 2 bulbs and it looks like a zoo exhibit. Even my non-reptile friends are drawn over to look at it!
CONS: The plexi is fairly easily scratched by the bearded dragons, but not by the other reptiles. Plexi in general is easily scratched by the wrong cleaning method as well so read up on it. I have minimized the visual impact of the scratches by buffing them with PlexiGlass scratch remover. In the future I am going to use a buffer attachment for my drill with the compound to try to make them even less visible. I replaced the plexi with glass for my beardies only and the cost is about $30 per habitat.
I got this for my bearded dragon and she loves it. She runs around and climbs on her logs and she seems to really enjoy the space she has to move. The design is very pretty and I liked how simple it was to put it together and even move since it's pretty light.
Best thing ever
I have a bearded dragon And he loves his new tank I really will recommend this tank to everyone I really like how it ships and then you assemble it! And how light weight it is too!!!!! 10/10 amazing
I have always had glass tanks so this was a bit of a change for me. My animals need 80% humidity and temps around 78F (25.5c), and no heat lamp, only UTH. Zen Habitats offered great customer service before I purchased answering my many questions about the tank. It was easy to put together, and with minimal modifications has been perfect for my animals so far. It has given them the extra space I wanted, and also looks really nice sitting in my living room. Was a win all around and I am really glad I found this company.
Just received new pvc 4x2x2 setup. Assembly was super easy. Took me about 15 minutes. Haven't set up my beardie in it yet. Will wait for the weekend. Fabricating her furniture for new set up. Also want to get the lighting and temperature right before I move her in. Will submit another review when everything is complete
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