4'x2'x2' PVC Panel Reptile Enclosure by Zen Habitats
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 Reptile Enclosure by Zen Habitats is great for lizards, snakes, tortoises, and other small animals that require low to high humidity environment. 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 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 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.
Frogs and amphibians
Many other lizards, snakes and tortoises that thrive in high humidity environments.
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
So I came to this sight to ask what to get for my ball python. I was informed the PVC tank was perfect for them and held up to 100% humidity. So I assumed no worries this is perfect for my growing girl. I order it spend a out 400 bucks and it even comes late. Then I get it together give the substrate a good soak bcuz it was sold to me informing me up to 100% humidity and I dont worry. After about a month I realized water was comming out of the bottom. My floors have lifted and there was alot of trapped water under the tank where my UTH goes. I try to contact customer service and they dont call you they email you. So you have to try and explain back and forth what the issue is wich now has taken longer then it would if I just ordered the stupid liner. Iam so disappointed with this company and inform everyone please do not get this encloser. Even without the leaking issue the parts dont stay together when I try and lift it the sides will slide off and fall apart. This is a poorly made encloser and it's way to expensive for what you get. I'd say like $199 at most. Not worth the money or time find a company that actually tells the truth and helps when there is an issue.
This is an amazing cage for hamsters. I know this cage is marketed or reptiles but I actually got this cage for my hamster. Shipping was fast it took about 10 days to arrive. The cage was easy to put together it took me about 20 minutes. It's very sturdy the top is mesh so there's lots of ventilation. The substrate shield is great so I can add lots of substrate. The doors are thick enough that I don't have to worry about them breaking and don't have to worry about my hamster escaping. I got the PVC version and I haven't noticed my hamster trying to chew at it at all. The enclosure is super easy to clean and you can't really see scratches from the animal unless you're really looking for them. The enclosure is 4x2x2 so it's just under 1,200 sq inches of floor space with is well over the 450 bare minimum required in the USA for hamsters. I am super happy with this enclosure, I have no complaints. If I could change anything about this enclosure it would be that I would like to have the option to change the side panels to acrylic as well so I could see the inside of the cage from more angles. I highly recommend this cage for reptiles and hamsters.
Zen habitats are amazing! Wonderful quality, super lightweight and easy to assemble. Very pleased with our purchase and recommend this to everyone looking for a high quality habitat for their reptile.
It is a wonderful looking enclosure, easy to set up, the addition of the substrate shield and the humidity panel are what make the setup great for any reptile. I will be converting all of my reptiles to Zen Habitats. Will we be able to order custom sizes? optional glass doors would be a great addition for those who keep lizards. I could not be happier with the products from Zen Habitats!
He absolutely loves his new home. He has sooo much room to run around.
Upgraded my Blue Tongue Skink from a 75 gallon to this and I could not believe how much bigger it looked! The sliding doors make my life so much easier, and the substrate shield is great. I could not believe the cheap price, and it's simple to put together if you watch the video provided. These are the cheapest and prettiest enclosures I've seen and I will definitely be purchasing more when I upgrade my other pets. Thank you, Zen Habitats!
We love it.
This is the enclosure we should have bought years ago. Our two yr old red foot tortoise is in heaven! Well constructed, looks great, easy to assemble. Highly recommend if you are looking for the perfect home for your loved creatures.
The zen habitats 4x2x2 enclosure is the most bang for the buck you’ll find anywhere. I own 4 Zen enclosures and will be purchasing another one soon. My snakes are much happier as well.
Assembled easily, fairly light weight, and seems to be high quality.
Love it! Easy to assemble & plenty of space for my Georgie. Glad I found your site.
We made our first Zen Habitats purchase and could not be more thrilled. It is gorgeous and it was so easy to assemble that our 12-year-old daughter built it without any help. We will definitely be adding to it in the coming months.
I can't say enough about the 4×2×2 I got for my beard dragon. He loves it and uses every inch of his space. Thank again zen habitat I'm looking forward to getting more in the future
I've heard mixed reviews about this brand of enclosures but it seems like all the reviews on the page are positive. Wanting a larger enclosure for my baby King Julien, I chose Zen because of its simplistic design, front opening doors and size. I am personally another person who likes the enclosure. Pros: size (obviously), the port in the back for cables so I can hang lights inside, "anti-glare" (it's not actually anti-glare from the outside so I don't know if it is from the inside like they say), and it looks very pretty in my room. Cons: the wire mesh top is very loud, the doors can be difficult to maneuver fully closed, it's very heavy, and I've heard of a lot of people who really struggle with putting pieces together or taking the paper wrapping off of the plexi-glass. I didn't have as much trouble with the plexi-glass but the pieces did take some effort to put together and they recommend using a rubber mallet at times (I don't have one so I used a hammer and a thick towel). All in all, I love the enclosure and so does King Julien so we're happy campers in the end. Zen really does have amazing customer services and I'd maybe buy from here again if I see the need (and have the money...). :))
we are very pleased with our habitat it was easy to assemble and gave our bearded dragon plenty of living space it is easy to clean and sanitize we would order from you if we ever need another one
It is very strong. Not finish decorating but very nice
I love the cage just wish it had more support on the bottom
Fuming, I spent 400 dollars for the stand and tank for my blood python, even though this was sold to me as a tank for high humidity snakes, The acrylic doors are bending from the humidity, the top of the tank is not protected from rust, so it has begun to rust from humidity, The substrate barrier is a joke, My snake removed it even though I used silicon caulking to keep it in place, the tank shakes and flexes when moved, I have to routinely put the pieces back in place when I come in to check on the snake, and the worst part is it is not waterproof and leaks from the sides. If your snake is strong like a boa constrictor, or a blood python, maybe even a ball python, this thank is not for you, After one year it is irreparably damaged from humidity flexing, to disassembling itself, Strong snakes will absolutely destroy this tank, I am very dissatisfied.
I really love this one my only complaint is that the doors will scratch each other so it would be good to place some felt stickers where they would rub and then you wont have to ever deal with replacing the doors.
The tank seems to be working well so far. I wish the pvc panels were more snug, they move a bit when touched. (Yes it is put together properly and the joints were hammered in all the way). I also wish there was a way to thread wires in and plug up the port hole at the same time. I’m using mine for a corn snake and without tape, he’d be able to escape. I expected more for the price, but overall I’m happy with it.
The Zen Habitat was easy to put together, even for this 72 year old woman. My Royal Python loves having the space to move around, explore and climb. Easy to keep temperatures and humidity at proper levels.
Very nice large enclosure, relatively easy to assemble and quite sturdy. I do wish there was an option for clear sides as my beardie enjoys being able to look out the window which he can no longer do. I have had some difficulty in getting suction cups to stay adhered to the pvc sides. Not sure if it’s bad suction cups, poor adherence to the pvc or that my beardie tends to leap onto his hammocks...maybe a combination of all three. As my guy is also a devoted glass surfer, he’s pretty quickly scratched up the acrylic doors. I expected that would happen though. All in all I’m quite pleased though and expect this enclosure will last many years.
Great tank. Easy to build.
Absolutely loving the 2 zen habitat enclosures. Your not gonna find a better price and still have all the quality out there. I also got the mats for both enclosures and they just brought it all together. You won't be disappointed with Zen I promise!
Good quality product!
I love this enclosure so much! I have a bearded dragon (about 3 months old) and he seems to love it too. I love that the screen top has bars on it to hang things. The screen top is plenty strong enough for lights on top too (that is how I have my lights) The substrate barrier is awesome too even if you don't have substrate. I was cleaning up some mess in the enclosure and my boy bolted towards me (like running from my hand I guess) and instead of going strait out and falling down 4 feet he got stopped by the substrate barrier and was unharmed. The customer service is the best too (I messed up my order and did not realize it until AFTER I got it and they made it right for me!).
We really love the cage. We put together 2 of the 4 foot cages and our bearded dragon has a castle. Lol, however we don’t like the stands they are very wobbly. I did contact company and they where very nice about offering to exchange for a different one or get a refund. We decided to just keep it and try to had some brackets for more stability. Over all very happy with enclosure
We ordered a stand as well which ended up being manufactured incorrectly. Zenhabitats contacted us and immediately made this right. Such amazing customer service.
I got the 4x2x2 pvc for my ball python Honey Bee and it has been perfect! The humidity stays wonderfully. The removable doors are so convenient, and the substrate panel was super helpful. She has been exploring the tank, and she seems very happy.
These enclosures are easily the best things I've purchased the reptiles I care for. I wouldn't buy any other kind!
My enclosure isn’t completely set up yet, also I have the humidity and temperature fixed now..... anyhow, it was easy to put together. It looks nice, it is a nice product, HOWEVER...... This should NOT be used for small snakes of any kind! If you slide your pointer finger in between the sliding doors it easily goes in. That means what as a ball python AND boa constrictor owner? Your snake CAN and WILL slide through the sliding doors if it’s small enough. So to fix this issue I took weather stripping and filled the gap. Seeings how much money this was I definitely was not expecting that. That’s why I only gave it three starts. Security issue.
Mary Anne F.
This habitat was purchased for my son's Russian tortoise Fred. He was previously housed in a 10-gallon aquarium. The aquarium was too small for Fred. This habitat is enormous in a good way. Fred has all the room he needs to move around. The habitat is large but I would not get anything smaller.
Rexley is so happy in her enclosure. The only thing I dont like is how easily the sliding doors scratch. They developed horizontal scratches within a few days from just opening and closing. The dragon also likes to scratch at them when she wants out and has left a lot of marks.
Shipping was delayed (which is understandable right now), but every step of the way they sent updates to what was going on. They listen to customer feedback and respond quickly and graciously, and improve the design of their products based on customer feedback. They also promote healthy reptile keeping and large enclosures and you can combine two enclosures if you need something bigger. Every single detail of the enclosures is designed to reduce stress for the animal, which I really appreciate because it shows they really care about your pets. Right down to the non reflective PVC. They also have a fb group where members can share pics (making back walls is pretty common) and they promote sharing ideas for how to design it. I ended up using expanding foam on the back wall to make a rock wall for my ball python. And even though I know the front facing doors were designed for the animals' comfort, it's also much more convenient for me because I no longer have to mess around with moving lights to open the enclosure. It comes with an acrylic sheet for holding humidity, but I just foil taped the top since I have two lights and just cutting the sheet probably wouldn't be enough coverage. Only two suggestions for how it could improve - I'm not a fan of the double sided tape to hold the substrate wall in place and I would prefer to just be able to slide it in like the other walls slide in. And the gap between the doors is pretty substantial - not a big deal for my ball python, but if I were keeping one of my leopard geckos in there it would definitely be a problem. If there were a liner in there that was thick but low friction so the doors could easily slide past each other I think that would be an improvement.
Absolutely love it, it's perfect for my ball python that loves to cruise. He's thinks he's a tree snake and this new enclosure is twice as tall as his old one so he has plenty of climbing room. The plastic walls make it incredibly easy to install dowels and things to climb on as you can just drill through it, where with glass it was much trickier. It holds the heat and humidity wonderfully and I love having sliding doors- no more trouble with him trying to climb on top of the swing-open doors and putting weight on them where they aren't meant to hold it. I love how much more room he has to do whatever he wants. I initially used the substrate barrier and think it would have been wonderful if not for two reasons- the first being that I didn't really trust the adhesive attachment method as it's not completely safe for snakes- I ended up using hot glue instead just in case, but the second reason forced me to remove it- he was obsessed with shoving himself between the doors and the barrier and kept ripping it off, lol! I love the humidity shield for the screen, as well as how strong the screen is so I was able to install his radiant heat panel onto the screen with no trouble at all. Overall the best enclosure I've had yet, and don't plan to ever get a different brand! I even had the perfect Ikea dresser for it to sit on that it matches perfectly!
Excellent spacing and design
I have 120 gallon set up for my reticulated python I have to say it is great I love the fact it is pvc and my python is out more than ever best money ever spent will buy more thanks so much for the best stuff and best price out there
My blue tongue skink lives his!
The enclosure is wonderful! It was very easy to set up. My boa constrictor is really enjoying it! Thank you very much!!!
Building was a breeze. The design is amazing. Not one single screw, nail, nut, or bolt, Wow! all I needed was a rubber mallet. Everything fit perfectly, not too tight and perfectly snug and strong. The doors went in easily and I love that they come out just as quick an easy in case I need to remove them.
Great sturdy construction, easy assembly.
My blue tongue skink loves his new enclosure! I would definitely recommend the rubber mallet
Easy to set up - definitely get a rubber mallet (or do what we did and wrap a kitchen towel around a hammer...). Soooo much space, MUCH easier to control temp and humidity compared to glass. Better gradient too. Looks cool and modern. I put plants on top to make it look extra fancy.
Easy to setup. Looks professinal and presentable. Bought the 4x2x2 for my northern pine snake. I will be coming back to buy the 4x2x4 for my boiga denderophila :)
Easily put together and very light weight! Would highly recommend for most species of medium sized reptiles as my BCI loves it!
We adopted a corn snake, Elliot, who came to us with a standard glass aquarium. He was a bit skittish and stressed out, so we wanted to spoil him properly, with lots of space and features that make him feel comfortable.
Once we moved him into his new abode, he became a whole new boy. He relaxed and became much easier to handle, curious and open. We had room for new hides and other interest elements and he could really stretch out fully. Our daughter, the new snake mom, finds it much easier to take him out and take care of his food, water, and cleaning needs with the sliding front doors and enjoys sitting and watching him enjoy his new space.
Our only complaint was that putting it together was not quite as easy as it looked in the video. The plastic elbows at the corners were sometimes just a little too large and it required quite a bit of force to hammer them in, peeling off extra plastic. But once together, it's a fantastic product that has made all the difference for Elliot.
Great craftsmanship, easy to build and surprisingly light! I love it! If funds alow in the future, I will buy again
Easy assembly when accompanied with the YouTube video. Chip is loving he new spacious reptile condo. Thanks zenhabitat
Amazing! Such good quality, easy assemble when following online instructions, so thankful for this company ❤️❤️ Jar-Jar really enjoys his new tank!
Very cool cages (I especially like the 4x4x2 for arboreal reptiles) and matching cabinets and spacers for storage and hiding the lights is a great feature. Plus the ability to connect 2 cages for double the space if needed, and the plastic liners for bioactive tanks are a couple more reasons I really like this company and their products. Just need to make the option to connect and expand cages available on all size cages. Imo, they're the best pre-built knockdown cages that I could find on the web after a whole lot of research. A little bit expensive and took a while to get everything (thanks to COVID I'm guessing) but they're made from PVC, acrylic or glass doors, and Aluminum and SHOULD last many many years... And excellent customer service as well. If you need a large cage and don't wanna build one yourself then give Zen Habitats a try! And thanks to Clint's Reptiles (one of the best Reptile channels on YouTube... And NERD as well) for their excellent video review on one of the cages that definitely helped me make the decision to try them out. And thanks to Zen Habitats! Keep up the great work and innovations!
We looked for months to get a big enough house for our Frankie girl, but we wanted quality as well. We finally found Zen Habitats and I have to say I am so impressed with the customer service and quality! We did have to wait a couple months in order to get our item we ordered but that was no big deal because we were aware up front! Our Frankie girl absolutely LOVEs her new home! she just hangs out when she is in there on her large hammock watching our fur babies and us through out the day! she is more calm and not pacing back and forth ... i just can't say enough about this habitat for her. if you are not sure if you want to order or not, please do not hesitate to do so, even if it may take a little longer then normal due to the pandemic, it is well worth the wait!! Thanks you Zen Habitat well worth the wait and the money for this nice home for our Frankie girl!
Beautiful and easy to assemble! Love it!
Overall, very high marks. Was easy to assemble and great responsive customer service. The only thing I might suggest is to increase the front lip or add a slightly higher lip in front of the door rails. I use a finely ground walnut shell substrate similar to sand. He gets to moving around and it gets into the grooves for the doors. When I ooen/close the doors, it pushes it out from the groove and onto the floor. I have to vacuum, every other day. It's a minor issue at best for such a great product but fix that and it's perfect.
I love how easy it is to assemble! I also love that there is enough vertical room to install the lights inside the viv, making wire control a breeze.
I was only able to upload one pic or else I wouldve done many more. This enclosure is perfect for my 1yr old Bearded Dragon (Fiona). This enclosure is very spacious (4x2x2). The only issue is how easily the front sliding doors get scratched up. I think that is unavoidable. The 2 doors are very big and if they were glass they would be to heavy. I wouldn't change anything about this enclosure. Not even the doors. Get on the wait list and patiently wait. The wait isn't to long and it is well worth it
Our bearded dragon is enjoying his new enclosure. He has so much more space to roam.
My son and I struggled to assemble it properly, and I believe if more of the parts were sticker labeled we would have had an easier time. We did read the instructions and watched a couple of videos, but the "channels" kept throwing us off in terms of proper placement, and the videos were not zoomed in enough to see that part when we needed it.
The enclosure quality/sturdiness is great, and I'm sure it will last us for years to come. Having the humidity shield was a bonus we will probably be putting to use as well.
I wish I had purchased the floor mat at the same time instead of having to search for something that fit the enclosure floor.
Overall, we are very satisfied with this enclosure and would recommend it to others.
It's a good enclosure, but not worth the price I paid. The doors immediately started to scratch each other from rubbing against one another when sliding open. I had to purchase a felt pad to separate them and stop the rubbing, but the damage was done. It ruins the display of my animal with large scuffs running the length of the enclosure in the middle of the plexiglass. This is something they should of thought of, and included with the cage. I included a picture of the scratching, and the felt circle I installed. I now have to take some time to see if the scratches can be buffed out. I shouldn't have to do that in the first month of owning the cage, especially with the steep price tag.
Right now decor is sad, but my little boy absolutely loves the added space! Once we get everything put together, it’s an amazing cage. Definitely would recommend! Getting a second ordered for our other bearded dragon!
I have a 2’ cube enclosure and now this 4’ by 2’ by 2’ and all have been fairly easy to put together as long as you double check before using a mallet to pound the corner connectors into place.
While empty, they are surprisingly light, but sturdy. I built a a small rolling cart from two by fours and 4 caster wheels so I could move all of it as needed for maintenance. The zen mat is good, and easy to clean. It would fit perfectly if I wasn’t using the substrate barrier. Even so it is worth it if you aren’t going the bioactive route. I’m very happy with my purchases so far.
Super easy to put together, very spacious, light weight compared to an aquarium tank, love it!
We love this 4x2x2 for our bearded dragon, looks beautiful and easy to assemble. Wonderful customer service.
We love our new habitat for our bearded dragon. He finally has room to move around and the sliding doors on the front make it so much easier to clean out the water daily. It’s perfect!
These habitats are beautiful and very well made. Customer service at Zen Habitats was terrific too.
So easy to put together with the youtube tutorial!! & also great quality, my beardie Luna is loving it already.
Even though some pieces were missing initially they were promptly sent out at no extra charge. My hubby and I spent probably about 10 minutes putting it together and even though it's a very sizable tank its surprisingly very light but still requires two people to move just because it's too awkward for one person. I can't wait to order more from them.
This was so easy to put together! No tools required except for a rubber mallet (you could probably use a boot or something, though). Very clear instructions and a sturdy tank. Highest quality and the most reasonably priced item as far as large tanks online go. My red tailed boa loves it!
I purchased this habitat, and a week after it arrived my fiance left me with it.
Love this! Easy to assemble and great size. Very sturdy as well and holds heat and humidity great :)
I have a ball python and plan to go bioactive. The habitat and stand were both easy to put together with a rubber mallet. The process was straightforward (even though I'm spacially challenged). I was worried that it would be a little flimsy with just PVC panels, but it's very sturdy. The steel mesh at the top is sturdy enough not to bend or buckle even when my giant cats jump up there. It's also beautiful! Though I covered much of the bamboo PVC with decor, it's a nice accent on the inside. The substrate shield is great for the depth of substrate I needed. I sealed the joints on the bottom part with silicone to insure against leaks. My humidity and heat have been MUCH easier to regulate than my previous glass enclosure.
My only quibbles are extremely minor. The sliding door wells are just wide enough that the doors shake and rattle if I bump the enclosure even a little bit. This might not be preventable, so it's no big deal. The only other thing was that I wish the acrylic humidity shield was cut with T5 or T8 light strips along the back in mind. I like that it allows for heat lamps on one side, but I haven't been able to use the shield because I have no way of cutting the acrylic to account for my light strips.
Finally, the customer service has been phenomenal. During the buying process, I had a ton of questions, and Randy was extremely responsive and helpful. It's seriously some of the best customer service I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. The enclosure even arrived on time despite the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many, many thanks to the team for an excellent enclosure and an even better buying experience.
I'm really happy with it, super easy to put together, my snake loves it as well, it holds humidity real well.
The enclosure itself is great first off. My complaints are for customer service and the shipping mostly. Took me eight weeks to receive when website at time of purchase said it was guaranteed to be shipped in four weeks. I reached out multi times to multi customer service reps and kept getting the run around about why it was delayed or why they couldn’t hold up the guaranteed shipping on website. A very frustrating experience over all they are lucky enclosure is fantastic
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.
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