FRILLED DRAGON ENCLOSURE
The Frillie enclosure is 4ft high, 3 across but only 18 inches deep. This is the hand made enclosure that came with them. I have modified it some, enclosing the back and sides with material to help keep the heat in. The bottom was created only with about an inch or so of substrate in mind so I have also taken an 18 inch plastic and placed it all around to keep the substrate inside. I also found it wasn't cricket escape proof and the plastic helps somewhat though lots still find a way out. I have also placed it on a couple of blocks as it sits above a heating grate which will help heat the bottom part of the cage. The water area takes up about 2/3rds of the floor space and is filtered with a fluval 2.
I jumped at the chance to get these two, and jumped through hoops to make the deal workable. I couldn't get down to his area and he couldn't hold them. I had to beg my mother to cover the cost and my son and daughter to accept them for me and care for them for 3 weeks and have them delivered by the guy to them (just a couple of miles away), the enclosure tied to the back of his car! $225 for lights, furniture, water and food bowls, extra substate and the pair. It was quite an accomplishment all told, as my children and mother are forever shaking their fingers and waggling their tongues about this addiction I have.
I believe these are New Guinea Frilleds. Currently they are 5 to 5.5 inches from snout to vent. I am unsure of their ages, I am their 3rd home, possibly the 4th. I have had these two since July and have yet to see either frill. I did see a half a frill once from this one above.
Frillies are very shy and take a long time to settle in. I can't imagine what it must have been to come into a house with 5 large parrots the dog and the cat for these two. That doesn't mean they go on much of a hunger strike. I recommend lots of cover for these to hide in until they acclimate. These lizards will move very little when they first arrive. Instinct says freeze! For hours on end, day in and out. My mother commented to me on their time there.......they were ok to live with I never saw them move. That is being stressed! Take heed and find them a quiet corner with distance from pathways and noise.
Above is my shy guy. Still not quite comfortable though beginning to come out of his shell. It has been three months and he is still struggling for comfort. When they first arrived they spent 90% of their time clinging to the mesh walls. That percentage has completely reversed and I'd say they now spend about 10% of their time attached to the walls.
This last picture is how the environment usually appears. Half of the front and top are blocked off. The one seen basking is the braver of the 2 and has come out just over the past couple of weeks. The second spends 90% of his time behind the curtained area.