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Enclosure Size to Gallon Conversions (to the nearest Gallon)

Often when you read articles about the ideal size tank or cage for your pet snake or lizard, the article will tell you to make you tank a certain size. eg for bearded dragons some people would recommend a tank about 60-70 gallons.

It is always difficult to know exactly how big that enclosure or cage should be. The table below was made in order to assist people when deciding on these measurements.

The table will help you convert the size of your reptile cage or tank to gallons for a range of dimensions.

The table should be read down eg Reptile Cage A measures 12" high x 12" deep and 24" long. It is a 15 gallon(US) enclosure.

 

Dimensions
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Height
12"
18"
18"
18"
18"
24"
18"
24"
18"
24"
24"
24"
Depth
12"
12"
18"
18"
24"
24"
24"
24"
24"
24"
24"
36"
Length
24"
24"
24"
36"
36"
36"
48"
48"
60"
60"
72"
72"
 
Gallons (US)
15
22
34
50
67
90
90
120
112
150
180
269
Gallons (UK)
12
19
28
42
56
75
75
100
93
125
149
224

Using this table and the question above about Bearded Dragons, you would put your bearded dragon in a cage about 18" high x 24" deep x 36" wide. You could even make it 48" wide (90 Gallon) for a full grown beardie.

A 20 gallon cage would have the dimensions of 12" high x 18" deep x 24" long.

If you have an arboreal cage, use the same measurements but change them around. For example, using this table, a typical arboreal cage of 72" high x 24" deep x 36" wide would be about 270 gallons(US).

 

Temperature Conversion Table

Different countries use different temperature scales. The table below is a guide to the different temperatures so you can easily convert them.

For example if a cage should be kept around 80°-85°F then this would be about 27°C to 30°C (approximately).

Celsius
Fahrenheit
15
59
16
61
17
63
18
64
19
66
20
68
21
70
22
72
23
73
24
75
25
77
26
79
27
81
28
82
29
84
30
86
31
88
32
90
33
91
34
93
35
95
36
97
37
99
38
100
39
102
40
104