That would cover my airfare and a week in a nearby hotel + materials.
Kayce are you looking to have someone build this for you like a local craftsman or buying something pre-built online that you just have to screw together, or can you two build something yourselves?
Here are some pictures of an enclosure that I built for my iguana. It is 4.5x4.5x7' tall.
I had never built such before, so it was a learning process, but certainly not that hard.
There is no way I even have $1000 in this build. Nothing there that I didn't just pick up at Home Depot. Let Home Depot make the major wood cuts and cut the shelving to size for you.
Just to give you some build ideas that maybe ya'll could work with.
Outside finished, still working in inside - very old pics & tiny iguana!
inside shelving finished
some odds & ins shots may help with ideas.
That should give you a couple ideas on what you may be able to put together yourselves. Like I said, I had never made anything like that, but we're not talking rocket science here.
If you can do something along these lines, I would be happy to offer suggestions and improvements on what I did.
easy peasy! okay... not like screwing something together that you bought at Ikea, but not too tough!
And... WAY less that 5k !!!